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Lemon Balls with Dates and Nuts

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Lemon balls are the perfect little healthy snack to grab on the go. These lemon energy bites can be kept in the fridge or freezer for a quick bite of protein and lemony goodness.

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These lemon balls are:
gluten free
dairy free
refined sugar free
NOT low carb
vegan
addicting and delicious

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These date energy balls are sweetened with dates, and full of protein packed nuts and chia seeds for sustainable energy. You will love these lemon bites!

Snack balls, protein balls, energy balls – they’re all easy to make and so fun to eat. If you like your snacks to be full of protein, check out these lemonade protein gummies.

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Lemon Balls – Ingredients

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Lemon Balls – How To Make

First, add the almonds and cashews to a food processor fitted with the “s” blade. Pulse the nuts until they turn into a small crumbly mixture. Be sure to pulse it instead of letting it blend continuously – that may turn the nuts into flour.

Next, take the pits out of the dates, and add them to the food processor along with the lemon juice, lemon zest, and chia seeds.

Then, process until the dates are broken down and a sticky dough is formed. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough. Roll the dough in between your hands to form a ball.

Finally, roll the lemon balls in shredded coconut if desired, and place it on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Once all the lemon date balls have been formed, place the baking sheet into the freezer and freeze until firm. About an hour.

Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

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Lemon Balls – Tips

  • Be sure to pulse the nuts in the food processor so they don’t get turned into flour.
  • Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the food processor so all the ingredients get mixed thoroughly.
  • Scoop the dough out with a small cookie scoop to keep all the lemon balls the same size. I like this size cookie scoop.
  • This lemon ball recipe works best when using medjool dates.  They are bigger, softer, and sweeter than other varieties.
  • I think eating the lemon balls straight from the freezer is best!

lemon balls

Love all things lemon? Time to check out these other recipes bursting with lemon flavor: healthy lemon poppy seed muffins, lemonade protein gummies, easy lemon popsicles.

Next on my list of lemon recipes are paleo lemon cake, and lemon bars.  Wish me luck!

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Lemon Balls with Dates and Nuts

These healthy lemon balls are easy to make and super healthy. Eat them straight from the freezer for a delicious and refreshing snack!
Prep Time8 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 8 mins
Recipe Type: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balls, dates, healthy, lemon, snack balls, vegan
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup pitted organic medjool dates (about 12-15 dates)
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded coconut (optional for coating)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds  (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place the almonds and cashews into a food processor fitted with the "s" blade.
  • Pulse the nuts until they turn into a small crumbly mixture. Be sure to pulse it instead of letting it blend continuously - that may turn the nuts into flour.
  • Remove the pits from the dates, and add them to the food processor along with the lemon juice, lemon zest, and chia seeds.
  • Process until the dates are broken down and a sticky dough is formed.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough. Roll the dough in between your hands to form a ball. Roll in shredded coconut if desired.
  • Place the baking sheet into the freezer and freeze for about an hour or until firm.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

NOTES

  • Be sure to pulse the nuts in the food processor so they don't get turned into flour.
  • Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the food processor so all the ingredients get mixed thoroughly.
  • Scoop the dough out with a small cookie scoop to keep all the lemon balls the same size. I like this size cookie scoop.
  • I think eating the lemon balls straight from the freezer is best!
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Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
Chocolate Walnut Cookies with Chocolate Chips

 

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