Lemon Coconut Bliss Balls


Last Updated on January 2, 2021

lemon coconut bliss balls

Insanely delicious 7-ingredient lemon coconut bliss balls! One of my absolute favorite sweet & zesty bites to prep and keep in the freezer. They’re made from cashew butter, lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup, and coated in shredded coconut.

lemon coconut bliss balls

I made this recipe a while back and shared them on my Instagram feed, and have been wanting to get them on the blog for the longest time since so many of you have made them!

One bite and you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island.

Ok that may be a stretch, but a girl can dream. Seriously though, these are SO good and very quick to whip up.

lemon coconut bliss balls

I’ve been trying to work on more freezer-friendly snacks and sweets for you guys, especially ones that can last a while. My cravings change pretty much daily, and I always like to have a variety of things in my freezer.

These are a lot different than your usual energy bites made of oats and nut butter, but equally delicious. But don’t worry- I have some recipes for those as well linked at the end of this post!

What you’ll need to make lemon coconut bliss balls

The ingredients for these bites are so simple, but somehow come together to form the most delicious sweet & zesty treat. Here’s what you’ll need-

  1. Cashew butter– I like to use one made of roasted cashews with no added sugar. I usually grab mine at Trader Joe’s! I wouldn’t suggest substituting any other nut butter for these since cashew is a lot more subtle in taste than the others, and really gives it that perfect flavor.
  2. Almond flourthis is the almond flour I like to bake with because its super fine!
  3. Pure maple syrup
  4. Shredded coconut– be sure to grab an unsweetened version to cut back on the added sugar
  5. Lemon juice
  6. Lemon zest
  7. Vanilla extract
lemon coconut bliss balls

You guys are going to love these bites, and I can’t wait to see all of your remakes!

If you’re looking for more freezer friendly treats, check out my Chocolate Chip Energy Bites or Peanut Butter Energy Bites for an easy make-ahead snack!

Lemon Coconut Bliss Balls

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Course: Dessert


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  • 1 cup 1 cashew butter, with no added sugar- mine was made from roasted cashews with added oil

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 almond flour

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 pure maple syrup

  • Juice from half a lemon (about 2 tbsp)

  • 1 tbsp 1 lemon zest

  • 1 tsp 1 vanilla extract

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 unsweetened shredded coconut


  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the cashew butter, lemon juice, maple syrup, lemon zest and vanilla extract.
  • Add in the almond flour and mix well until a thick batter forms.
  • Refrigerate the batter for 30 minutes.
  • Pour your shredded coconut into a shallow bowl. I like to add in a little more lemon zest to the coconut for more flavor.
  • With wet hands, roll about 1 tbsp worth of the mixture into balls, then roll each ball into the shredded coconut. Repeat until the batter is done.
  • Place them onto a parchment lined plate and store the bites in the freezer for an additional 15 minutes to harden.
  • Keep stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. They can also be refrigerated for a softer texture, though I prefer them frozen.

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  1. These look delicious and everyone seems to have enjoyed! I am wondering if anyone has made these into “protein” balls? I have protein powder that I would maybe add in but that could also make things a bit dry. If anyone has had any experience with this, would love to here how you accomplished it 🙂

  2. Brigitte

    These are AMAZING!!! They will be eaten quickly. So delicious and satisfying. My kids love all of your snacks so much.

  3. Jacqueline Mejia

    Just made these and loved them, used almond butter instead if cashew. Great midday snack or sweet tooth craving!

  4. Lorraine Rung

    Love your vegan inspirations. I’m not vegan but venturing all cooking nutritional avenues. Thanks so much

    • I’m personally not vegan either, but love getting creative with recipes. You can search “vegan” in the search bar to narrow down the recipes!

  5. Courtney

    Just made these and they are delicious! I will definitely be making them again!

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