Snack healthy with these homemade Larabar lemon balls! Made with almonds, dates, lemon and coconut, these little bites are tasty, portable and take only 10 minutes to make!

Snack healthy with these homemade lemon balls! Made with almonds, dates, lemon and coconut, these little bites are tasty, portable and take only 10 minutes to make!

How was your holiday weekend? Did you do anything fun? We had one Memorial Day cookout on the calendar, but it got postponed due to the rainy weather so most of our weekend was pretty low-key. We hung out with friends, grilled out at home (we’re kind of addicted to these spinach and feta turkey burgers so we made them twice over the weekend) and did a bunch of house chores. We cleaned out the garage, planted some flowers, fixed a toilet… oh, the joys of being a homeowner. This weekend was actually our one year home anniversary! It’s pretty cool to think back about all the projects we’ve tackled thus far and all the projects still on our radar. <– Fingers crossed that renovating our master bath and kitchen will happen soon!

Lemon Balls in the Food Processor

Before I get off on a tangent about home projects, let’s talk about these lemon balls shall we?This recipe is actually one I created and shot months ago, but I wasn’t happy with the photos so it got pushed backed for a while. Luckily, Maria and I had a chance to make them again last month and they’re ready for their EBF debut. It seems as though you all love the homemade Larabar recipes I’ve posted so I’m excited to add this lemon coconut version to the mix.

Snack healthy with these homemade lemon balls! Made with almonds, dates, lemon and coconut, these little bites are tasty, portable and take only 10 minutes to make!

If I’m being honest I’ve never really been a huge fan of lemon-flavored baked goods or treats. I’m more of a chocolate and peanut butter lady, but lemony flavored desserts are growing on me. When you combine lemon with sweet ingredients (like dates) the tangy lemon flavor adds a pop of brightness without being too sour and it’s actually quite refreshing. I’m a fan!

Snack healthy with these homemade lemon balls! Made with almonds, dates, lemon and coconut, these little bites are tasty, portable and take only 10 minutes to make!

If you’re a lemon-lover you will adore these balls! They take about 10 minutes to whip up and are perfect for snacking throughout the week. I love having a couple before or after a workout or as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

Snack healthy with these homemade lemon balls! Made with almonds, dates, lemon and coconut, these little bites are tasty, portable and take only 10 minutes to make!

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Lemon Balls


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 15 balls

Description

Made with almonds, dates, lemon and coconut, these little energy bites are tasty, portable and take only 10 minutes to make!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds, raw or roasted (no salt added)
  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates* (1012 dates)
  • juice from 1 lemon, about 23 tablespoons
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Add almonds, dates, lemon juice, zest, vanilla and sea salt into the bowl of a food processor (affiliate link). Pulse until almonds are chopped and a soft “dough” forms, you may need to scrape the sides of the processor a couple times.
  2. Using your hands, form the dough into balls.
  3. Put shredded coconut into a small bowl and roll each ball into the coconut until evenly coated.
  4. Eat immediately and store any extras in the fridge or freezer for later consumption.

Notes

*If you’re dates are dry, you may need to soak them in warm water for 10-15 minutes for them to soften. Just drain them well before using.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 94

Snack healthy with these homemade lemon balls! Made with almonds, dates, lemon and coconut, these little bites are tasty, portable and take only 10 minutes to make!

Did you miss some of the other homemade Larabar recipes I posted? Check them out:

Blueberry Muffin Larabar Balls

Apple Pie Larabar Balls

Pumpkin Pie Larabar Balls

Cherry Larabar Balls

Coconut Chocolate Chip Larabars

Don’t see your favorite Larabar flavor? Leave me a comment with which flavor you’d like me to make next.

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    29 comments
  1. Finally made these and they are delicious!!! So excited to keep them in the frig and eat them in place of the expensive Larabars.

  2. Just made these and although it took longer than 10 minutes, they turned out superb. Look just like the photo too! Hard to stop at just one.

  3. I think my love of lemon anything comes from my grandfather who always enjoyed a lemon meringue pie, baked by my mom, on his birthday. 🙂 Every one of these recipes looks in-credible! I will have to set aside time to make each one for me and my fiance. We love Larabars, but I keep wanting to make our own. Thanks!

  4. Can you use almond flour/almond meal as a substitute for raw almonds if you do not yet have a food processor?
    Thanks!
    Also, what brand food processor do you recommend for a reasonable price?

  5. Yum, love me a homemade larabar (laraball?) I just recently tried a mint brownie larabar and am now addicted. I’d love an at home recipe that tastes just as good!!

  6. I love Larabars, but I am a poor (and married) college student. Making my own has been the way to go for a while. God bless the medjool date. Always love getting new flavors, can you try the pb&j bar next? They are my fave, and I’m no good at making up recipes 🙂

  7. I love lemon treats! I definitely want to try these…but I don’t have a food processor!! Do you have one you recommend? Also, what size (capacity) would you recommend?

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