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Lemon Energy Balls

These lemon energy balls are easy to make in just a few minutes, with only a few ingredients. They're a great healthy snack or treat and they taste just like a lemon Larabar.
Prep Time10 minutes
Chilling Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 26 balls
Calories: 84kcal


  • 8 oz dates
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup unsalted almonds
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice (to taste)
  • 2 tsp lemon zest (to taste)
  • 1 pinch sea salt (optional)


  • Soak the dates in warm water for 10 minutes if they aren't soft. Dry them off with paper towels.
  • Add the cashews, and almonds to a food processor. Pulse on high until the nuts are chopped into small, coarse pieces. Scrape the sides and bottom of the food processor with a rubber spatula as needed.
  • Add the dates, lemon juice, lemon zest, and sea salt to the food processor and continue to pulse it over high speed until you have a nice sticky dough like texture. (Scrape the bottom and sides down with a rubber spatula as needed)
  • Put the bowl into the fridge to chill for about 5 minutes.
  • Scoop the dough into 1 TBS sized sections and roll them into balls.
  • Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place the pan in the fridge to chill for 1 hour.
  • Enjoy, or store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg