These Lemon Coconut Cashew Date Balls are little bite size energy balls with light and bright flavors perfect for spring and summer.
Great for breakfast on the go, a pre or post workout snack, an afternoon treat, or even a sweet treat nibble for dessert. Pairs perfectly with coffee or tea!
As soon as spring hits, I start craving all things citrus. This makes no sense since citrus is a winter fruit.
I’m drawn to the bright light colors and the fresh juicy flavors. Something about it just reminds me of all things spring. Kind of like my cute little Thumbprint Cookies that we always make at Easter time because of the pretty pastels.
Luckily, citrus is generally available all year round, so these delicious little Lemon Coconut Cashew Date Balls can be enjoyed anytime.
Energy bites, truffles, bliss balls ~ these cute little nibbles of nutritious goodness go by many names. They are incredibly versatile, usually containing some variety of nuts or seeds and dried fruit, along with flavorings.
In these date balls, I combined cashews, coconut, dates, lemon zest and juice, and just a touch of vanilla to even out the flavors.
They are raw, gluten free, oil free, refined sugar free, and of course, vegan.
Just one or two is enough to calm my sweet tooth when it acts up. Or to give me a shot of energy during my afternoon slump.
And sometimes I like a little something with a cup of tea before bed and these date balls with coconut are perfect for that!
These little bites could not be easier to make. Everything goes into a food processor. A minute or two of pulsing and the mixture is ready.
Then just press and roll them into bite size balls. Even the kids could do it!
Just be careful of the sharp blades – you might want to help them get the mixture out of the food processor before letting them roll them.
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Lemon Coconut Cashew Date Balls
- Pulse the the cashews and coconut in the bowl of a food processor until it resembles course meal.
- Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until combined. Do not over-process – there should still be some texture, not completely smooth.
- Form the mixture into bite-size balls and transfer to a large plate or container.
- Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge.
Nutrition values are calculated using online calculators and are estimates only. Please verify using your own data.