Sweet yet tangy, these healthy lemon bliss balls are a simple and nutritious treat designed to get you through a busy day. They’re made with only 7 ingredients and are completely vegan, gluten free, and refined sugar free.
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I’ve always been a fan of lemony desserts and snacks. These lemon coconut bliss balls are my absolute favorite snack. And whether you choose to call them bliss balls, energy balls, energy bites, or whatever else, they’re still delicious.
These healthy bliss balls are packed with healthy fats, protein, and are refined sugar free. In this lemon coconut bliss ball recipe, we’ll be using dates to sweeten, with just a touch of maple syrup to seal the deal.
What are bliss balls?
Bliss balls are an easy, delicious, and nutritious snack usually made with nuts, dates, coconut, oats and other simple ingredients.
They’re usually raw, and blended together to form an easy little bite perfect for on the go snacks, late night treats, or school lunches.
How to make lemon energy bites
Bliss balls are so easy to make which is one of the reasons I love them so much. All you have to do is all all of the ingredients to a food processor and process until no chunks remain.
Be careful not to over process because you don’t want the mixture to get too mushy. Once it’s processed, taste and add more lemon, vanilla or a pinch of sea salt if desired.
I use the smaller of these cookie scoops to scoop the bliss balls into even sized bites and roll them into balls.
You can then leave them as is or roll them in additional shredded coconut. Pop them in the fridge for 1-2 hours to chill and enjoy!
Bliss ball tips, tricks, and notes
- Once prepared, these lemon bliss balls will store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. They can also be frozen and will keep in the freezer for 1 month.
- MAKE SURE you remove the date pits before adding them to the food processor! I forgot this step once and it did not turn out well.
- To increase the protein content of this recipe you can add in a scoop of your favorite protein powder or collagen peptides.
- You can try making these bliss balls in a high speed blender like a vitamix, but you will get the best result using a food processor.
- After the “batter” is processed, you can add it directly to the fridge to set for about 1 hour. This will make it easier to roll into balls. Alternatively, you can roll them into balls right away, just get your hands slightly wet so the mixture doesn’t stick to your hands.
Try these other lemony recipes next!
- 20 Minute Lemon & Hemp Pesto Pasta
- Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
- Asparagus Pasta Salad With Creamy Lemon Dressing
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Sweet & Tangy Lemon Coconut Energy Bites
- Add all ingredients to a food processor.
- Process until only a few small chunks remain.
- Taste and adjust sweetness if desired by adding more maple syrup.
- Transfer to a bowl and place in the fridge to set. This will make it easier to roll into balls.
- After about 30 minutes, scoop out 1 tbsp of dough and roll into about 1 inch balls.
- Carefully roll into shredded coconut if desired.