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.

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

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  1. Theo April 21, 2016 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Can you use ordinary limes????

    • Alex April 21, 2016 at 11:14 am - Reply

      Yes! You can even use lemons if you’d like. Any citrus will do.

  2. Vanessa April 23, 2016 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Hi can you use fresh coconut milk, I don’t usually use anything from a tin.

    • Alex April 23, 2016 at 1:02 pm - Reply

      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.

  3. Kirsten Ottosen June 29, 2016 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    How many should you eat a day?

    • Alex June 30, 2016 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      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.

  4. Ally August 16, 2016 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    What type of gelatin do you use?

    • Alex August 18, 2016 at 12:18 pm - Reply

      Grass-fed gelatin. I personally use Great Lakes brand!

  5. Vanessa May 5, 2017 at 11:22 pm - Reply

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

  6. BUrban August 14, 2017 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Wow these look great! I like citrus flavors and added bonus the gut help lol.

  7. maria Fernanda August 14, 2017 at 7:26 pm - Reply

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

  8. Lili August 14, 2017 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    These are so cute! Key lime is one of my favourite flavours! Love the heart shapes

  9. Samantha August 14, 2017 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    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.

  10. Delsin West August 15, 2017 at 5:36 am - Reply

    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.

  11. Laura August 15, 2017 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    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.

  12. Mel August 15, 2017 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    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!

  13. Belle Carandang August 16, 2017 at 9:02 am - Reply

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

  14. Anna August 16, 2017 at 10:13 am - Reply

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

  15. Reema August 16, 2017 at 10:27 am - Reply

    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.

  16. Paxton R. Ozbun August 19, 2017 at 4:10 am - Reply

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

  17. Janice May 28, 2018 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    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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