April 7

Gut Healing Key Lime Bites


These fun citrus-inspired treats are refreshing and nutritious, especially with their gut-healing properties. This recipe comes from Suzie, a real food chef inspired by her healing journey with rheumatoid arthritis, at The Tasty Remedy.

Shop for key ingredients on Amazon: gelatin, maple syrup, vanilla extract, heart-shaped silicon moulds.

Gut Healing Key Lime Bites - Real Food, Paleo, Clean Eating

4.9 from 12 reviews
Gut Healing Key Lime Bites
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
  • 1 can (13.5oz) full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ cup key lime juice (about 15 key limes)
  • 1 Tbsp key lime zest
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp gelatin
  1. In a small sauce pan, combine the coconut milk, key lime juice and water over medium heat. Use a whisk and stir until smooth.
  2. Add zest, maple syrup and vanilla, and stir. Remove from heat.
  3. Slowly pour in the gelatin while whisking continuously. You'll want to pour in the gelatin slow enough that you don't create clumps. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Pour mixture into silicon moldsor a greased 9x9 pan. Let set in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
  5. Remove from molds and store in an air-tight container in the fridge.

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  1. Hi Vanessa,

    Not sure what you mean by fresh – do you mean straight out of the coconut? In that case, yes! The key is a higher fat content which you likely won’t find in a carton.

  2. Kirsten, there shouldn’t be any real irritants in these if you had a few too many, but you could have up to 2 tablespoons of gelatin per day as a supplement which would be a LOT of gummies. In my opinion, there is no limit.

  3. Thanks for the recipe! Can you share where you got your heart-shaped molds?

  4. I loved the recipe easy to make and well explained. I love the detail of the heart shape! Thank you

  5. I used a 9X9 pan and cut them into squares after the mixture cooled. Although not as pretty as the pictures on the website, they still packed all the flavor! I put a few in the freezer as popsicles and they were just as delicious.

  6. Wow, just wow these are amazing! My family is absolutely in love with them as well. The consistency is just right and with lemon it tastes even better.

  7. My mom has a lot of stomach issues and its been recommended she eats baby food with her current diagnosis. As kids she always made us key lime pie so I wanted to return the favor. Mine weren’t as pretty because I used a regular mini muffin pan, but the taste was phenomenal!! This deserves 10 stars.

  8. What a refreshing bite. I loved using my silicone molds in this as I have collected many unique shape ones. I had my family picking out different shapes of key lime bites and grabbing seconds after they devoured the first. It’s delicious and easy to make. A must try!

  9. A refreshing dessert great for hot afternoon snacks. Just like candies with a citrus flavor that gives a soothing throat feeling!

  10. So cute! It’s freshly, tasty and great for these days. The more citrus the better taste. Like it!

  11. Just one word for this recipe “Heaven”. My grandma has a lot of health issues, I made this yesterday with a tiny bit of green food coloring to the filling. She was so in love with these bites. Thank you a great recipe.

  12. Key lime pie was something my grandmother always made for me as a child. I can’t wait to make these for my kids

  13. Thanks for this recipe. I love anything citrus. I made these the other day in a pan (I don’t have molds), and although they taste great, there was a distinct separation between the coconut and the gelatin. Do you know what I did wrong?

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