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Bowl full of lemon energy balls rolled in coconut flakes. Slice of lemon is in the bowl.

Lemon Energy Balls

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 15 balls
  • Diet: Vegan


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


  • 1 cup almonds, raw or roasted (no salt added)
  • 1 cup (10-12) pitted Medjool dates*
  • juice from 1 lemon, about 23 tablespoons
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened shredded coconut


  1. Process: Add almonds, dates, lemon juice, zest, vanilla and sea salt into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the S-shaped blade. Pulse until almonds are chopped and a soft “dough” forms, you may need to scrape the sides of the processor a couple times between pulses.
  2. Form balls: Once mixture is combined, use your hands to form the dough into balls, using about 1 Tablespoon of dough for each ball.
  3. Roll in coconut: Put shredded coconut into a small bowl and roll each ball into the coconut until evenly coated. Enjoy right away or store for later.
  4. To store: Place balls into a sealed storage container and store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or the freezer for up to 3 months.


  • Hard/dry dates: If your dates are hard and dry, you can soak them in warm water for 10-15 minutes to soften. Just drain them well before using.
  • Crumbly dough: If your dough seems too crumbly to stick together after processing even when squeezing it together with your hands, you can try adding a couple more dates or adding 1 teaspoon of water at a time until the mixture starts to hold together well enough to form into balls. See note above.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 93
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Sodium: 79mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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