Sweet & Tart

Fruit and nut bars can be expensive–easily over two dollars for a single serving. These easy “cookie” balls are a perfect replacement, with the protein and healthy fats of almonds to keep you feeling full while the decadence of dates and coconut satisfies a craving for sweet. Lemon ties the mix together for a healthful treat you can enjoy any day.

Lemon Cookie Balls

Lemon Cookie Balls

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If you’re craving a soft piece of lemony-dessert heaven, give these simple balls a try. Almonds bring protein to the table and fiber-packed dates sweeten the deal.

Servings: 14 (1 Cookie Ball) (33 g )

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.


  • 1 cup almonds, roasted
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 2 lemons
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut


  1. Coarsely chop almonds in food processor.
  2. Juice the 2 lemons and add lemon juice and dates into the machine. Blend until a soft “dough” forms.
  3. Using your hands, form little balls and roll them in the coconut. Refrigerate leftovers.