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No-Bake Lemon Energy Bites from One Lovely Life

Lemon Energy Bites

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: About 15 minutes
  • Yield: 20-22 Energy Bites 1x


These tasty little lemon energy balls make such a yummy snack or healthy treat! They’re a hit with kids and grown-ups alike. (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo)


  • 2 cups Medjool dates, pits removed* (about 16 dates)
  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 23 tsp. fresh lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
  • 13 tsp. fresh lemon juice (as needed)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Place dates (remember to remove the pits first!), cashews, coconut, and lemon zest in the bowl of your food processor.
  2. Add 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice, and the vanilla.
  3. Pulse the mixture in your food processor 30-60 seconds, until the mixture smooths out and starts to come together.
  4. Depending on how dry your dates are, you may need to add more lemon juice, 1 tsp. at a time, to help the mixture blend.
  5. You’ll know you’ve reached the right consistency when there are no large chunks of dates or cashews, and the mixture easily holds together when pinched between your fingers.
  6. When the consistency is right, use a tablespoon or a small cookie scoop to measure out little balls from the energy bite dough.
  7. Roll each ball between your hands to smooth out the edges, then set aside. Repeat with remaining dough until it’s all rolled into balls.
  8. Store energy bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator 5-7 days, or in the freezer up to 2 months.

Note: for decoration, you can garnish with a little extra lemon zest, or dip the energy bites in additional shredded coconut. 


*To remove the pits from your dates, use a small, sharp knife to make a cut down the center from the stem end. Pull the date open with your fingers and remove the pit. Easy-peasy!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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