No Bake Lemon Balls: Healthy, Fast, & Yummy

No Bake Lemon Balls

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl and originally appeared here.

One of the biggest hits on Snack Girl has been the No Bake Brownie Balls.

They are simple to make, nutritious, and taste like a brownie! How can you go wrong?

Some of us don’t love chocolate desserts as much as we like lemon desserts. I know that because if I was on a deserted island and could choose either a lemon bar or a brownie as a treat – it would be the lemon bar.

What I have found is that if you add fresh lemon juice to the base of the brownie balls recipe, you get a lemony and sweet treat. My daughter said these were a little bit too lemony – but they were perfect for me.

You can find pitted dates and roasted almonds with no salt added in the produce section of your store. Wonderful Almonds sent me a bunch of their delicious almonds to try and they offer packaged roasted almonds with no salt added.

The sweetened coconut adds more texture and flavor to the dessert. Think of these as your answer to lemon meringue pie or lemon bars. These are much easier to make and hit that lemon spot.

I used my food processor for this recipe and I’m not sure if I would try it if I didn’t own one. If you don’t have one and you are serious about cooking, you should get one. They make a ton of jobs easier.

You will also need a way to juice lemons. I bought my little juicer at the supermarket and have been using it for years to make fresh margaritas lemonade.

How do you deal with lemon dessert cravings?

The Wonderful Almonds product was received for review consideration. No other compensation was provided.

No Bake Lemon Balls Recipe

(makes 14)

1 cup almonds, roasted (no salt added)
1 cup pitted dates
2 lemons
½ cup sweetened shredded coconut

Coarsely chop almonds in food processor. Juice the 2 lemons and add lemon juice and dates into the machine. Blend until a soft “dough” forms.

Put coconut into a small bowl. Using your hands, form little balls and roll them in the coconut. Eat now or refrigerate for later consumption.

For one ball = 85 calories, 4.0 g fat, 11.9 g carbohydrates, 9.0 g sugar, 1.9 g protein, 2.0 g fiber, 5 mg sodium, 2 PointsPlus

Lisa Cain, Ph.D. writes about healthy snacks on She is a published author, mother of two, and avid snacker.

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  • Michelle

    A lemony dessert is perfect for the hot summer months. Thanks for sharing–I plan on trying them soon.

  • T. R. in Philly

    Can you substitute, say roasted soybeans in place of the almonds; I am allergic to nuts and a number of seeds.

    • Fooducate

      Only one way to know – try it!