Lemon Coconut Energy Balls

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  • Lemon Coconut Energy Balls – Filled with dates, nuts, coconut, chia seeds and lemon juice. The perfect healthy snack that has no added sugar and is paleo and Whole30 approved!

    I’m always on the hunt for healthy snack ideas that are simple, quick and delicious. These no-bake lemon coconut balls are a top pick and are usually always on hand. They are perfect for meal prep and make a great grab and go snack.

    stack of lemon coconut energy balls on a white plate

    Coconut energy balls

    These lemon coconut energy balls are packed full of delicious flavor and are super healthy for you! I loved these when I was doing the Whole30 because they were about the sweetest thing I could have. They’re filled with dates, which are naturally sweet and delicious. Perfect for those who have a sweet tooth but are trying to eat healthier.

    They almost taste like a lemon larabar, but better in my opinion. Everything just tastes better with shredded coconut, don’t you think?!

    The lemon in these date energy balls packs the perfect punch! It gives that little boost of energy. These are also jam packed with protein to help keep you fuller longer. Healthy, easy and delicious!

    Reasons to love them:

    • No added sugar! Dates are naturally sweet, so no other sweetener is required.
    • Packed with protein. They contain lots of protein to keep you fuller longer.
    • No-bake. No baking required! Simply blend the ingredients and form into balls.
    • Paleo. Add this recipe to your list of top paleo snacks. Easy, healthy and tasty!
    • Whole30 approved. These are one of my favorite Whole 30 snacks! All ingredients are compliant.
    • Freezer-friendly. Store in the freezer and grab one out when you need a quick, healthy snack!

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    Ingredients

    Dates: Make sure the dates are pitted! You can either do this yourself of buy already pitted dates for convenience.

    Lemon juice: You’ll need the juice from 2 medium-sized lemons.

    Almonds: I like to use raw slivered almonds. Salted nuts tend to make the energy balls a bit too salty.

    Macadamia nuts: Macadamia nuts are my favorite, but cashews or walnuts work great too.

    Shredded coconut: Make sure to buy raw, unsweetened shredded coconut! You could even toast your coconut if you’d like.

    Chia seeds: I love adding these in to sneak in some extra fiber and protein.

    How to make date energy balls

    Scroll down for the printable coconut energy balls recipe.

    1. Line baking sheet. Line a 9×13 pan with wax paper and set aside.
    2. Blend ingredients together. Chop the nuts in a food processor or high powered blender. Remove the nuts, then add in 1/2 cup dates with the juice of 1 lemon and pulse. Add the remaining dates and juice from the 2nd lemon and pulse again. Then add in the chopped nuts, chia seeds and half of the shredded coconut and mix until combined.
    3. Roll into balls. Roll into 1-inch balls (about 1 1/2 Tablespoons) and then roll into the remaining shredded coconut (may need more for rolling). Keep stored in the refrigerator.

    step by step process shots of how to make coconut energy balls

    Tips

    • You can use different nuts to make various combos, just keep the dates as the base.
    • If the mixture becomes too dry, add in a little bit more lemon juice or water.
    • Use a food processor or blender to finely chop all of the ingredients.
    • Use a medium cookie scoop to form energy balls so they’re evenly sized.
    • If the energy balls are a little sticky, place them in the freezer for a bit to harden up.
    • To store: Keep in fridge in an airtight container or bag for up to 1 week.
    • To freeze: Place in a freezer bag or airtight container and store in freezer for up to 3 months.

    stack of date energy balls covered in shredded coconut

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    Lemon Coconut Energy Balls

    Course: Snack
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: coconut energy balls, date energy balls, paleo snacks, whole 30 snacks
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 107
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Lemon Coconut Energy Balls - Filled with dates, nuts, coconut, chia seeds and lemon juice. The perfect healthy snack that has no added sugar and is paleo and Whole30 approved!

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup pitted dates
    • 2 lemons , juiced
    • 1/4 cup raw almonds
    • 1/4 cup macadamia nuts , cashews or walnuts work great too
    • 1/2 cup shredded coconut , more if needed for rolling
    • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds

    Instructions

    • Line a 9×13 pan with wax paper and set aside.
    • In a food processor or high powered blender, chop the nuts. Remove nuts and then add in 1/2 cup dates with the juice of 1 lemon and pulse. Add in the remaining dates and the juice of the 2nd lemon and pulse. Then add in chopped nuts, chia seeds and half of the shredded coconut. Mix until all the ingredients are combined.
    • Roll into 1-inch balls (approximately 1 1/2 Tablespoons) and then roll into the remaining shredded coconut (may need more for rolling). Keep stored in the refrigerator. 

    Notes

    • You can use different nuts to make various combos, just keep the dates as the base.
    • If the mixture becomes too dry, add in a little bit more lemon juice or water.
    • Use a medium cookie scoop to form energy balls so they're evenly sized.
    • If the energy balls are a little sticky, place them in the freezer for a bit to harden up.
    • To store: Keep in fridge in an airtight container or bag for up to 1 week.
    • To freeze: Place in a freezer bag or airtight container and store in freezer for up to 3 months.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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