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!
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Jill from Simply Jillicious
organic medjool dates
about 12-15 dates
fresh lemon juice
optional for coating
Place the almonds and cashews into a
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.
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
for up to a week.
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!