Sometimes it’s hard to find something different to add to the kids lunch boxes, they have their usual sandwich, a piece of fruit, vegetables sticks and some baking, but there are days where they want something a little more and I am loving the ‘balls‘ that I have been making lately.  Not only are they great to have on hand as a quick snack, they have been a great filler to the kids lunchbox too.

If your school has a nut free policy reader Megan suggests:  To make it nut-free, you could just increase the dessicated coconut, or replace the almond meal with crushed oats, flaked quinoa, rice puffs, or corn flakes. I think some sort of puffed grain would work nicely. Maybe even amaranth or millet if you can find it (they have more protein than rice).

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Healthy Coconut Lemon Balls

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 30 1x
  • Category: [url href="https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/category/recipes/lunchbox-recipes/"]Lunchbox[/url] [url href="https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/category/recipes/snack/"]Snack[/url], [url href="https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/category/recipes/balls/"]Balls[/url] [url href="https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/category/recipes/gluten-free/"]Gluten Free[/url]

Ingredients

Scale
  • zest from one lemon
  • juice from one lemon
  • pinch salt
  • 10g vanilla extract
  • 130g desiccated coconut
  • 85g ground almonds
  • 50g coconut oil
  • 85g honey
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, extra

Instructions

  1. Roll lemon with pressure on bench a few times (this will make it easier to juice)
  2. Peel the zest from the lemon add to thermomix bowl finely chop speed 7 / 10 seconds
  3. Add remaining ingredients, combine speed 5 / 10 seconds
  4. Roll into bite sized balls and cover in coconut
  5. Keep in refrigerator

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Healthy Coconut Lemon Balls

Ingredients

Scale
  • zest from one lemon, grated
  • juice from one lemon
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, extra

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into food processor
  2. Blend for 2 minutes or until mixture has combined
  3. Roll into bite sized balls and cover in coconut
  4. Keep in refrigerator

Notes

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Coconut oil (I used extra virgin) can be found at your local health food shop, or possibly in the health food section at your local supermarket.  Read here how our community use it.  

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16 comments

Jess Virk March 8, 2014 - 7:27 AM

Do you have an alternative ingredient to replace the almonds? Most schools are nut free zones. I would still love to make the lemon balls, they look delicious! Maybe an after school snack 🙂

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Narelle March 9, 2014 - 9:49 PM

sunflower seeds would be a great alternative, make them into a meal with the blender.

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tabs March 8, 2014 - 10:10 PM

I would like to know that as well.

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Narelle March 9, 2014 - 9:46 PM

Beautiful is you Katrina, what a wonderful recipe, so healthy. I have the happy addiction to chocolate so my favourite snack is almond meal, honey, coconut oil and a couple of tablespoons of cacao. I used to roll these into balls, now I just put the mixture into a jar and take a teaspoon to the fridge and get some when I feel like a sweet treat. The jar has been known to find it’s way with a spoon to the computer and is enjoyed while browsing my favourite blogs : ) x

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Kat - The Organised Housewife March 12, 2014 - 1:32 PM

Ooooh, that sounds so delicious!

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Heidi October 14, 2015 - 12:29 AM

Would you mind sharing the quantities for this recipe? It sounds yummy! 🙂

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Kate Thomson Spengler July 2, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Can you freeze them

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Nancy September 17, 2015 - 3:05 PM

can I replace the coconut oil with anything else ?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 17, 2015 - 3:08 PM

Hi Nancy, you use butter, however use 3/4 of the required amount of coconut oil. Do keep them in the fridge to help them stay in a ball shape 🙂

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Sally October 27, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Just made the lemon balls and they are fabulous! Ours is a nut free school so I used 30g flaked quinoa and 55g crushed oats instead of the almond meal. Thanks for such a great recipe.

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Kate - Kat's Assistant October 29, 2015 - 8:40 AM

Ooh i like the sound of adding flaked quinoa! I will have to try your version, thanks sally.:)

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Janelle March 23, 2016 - 5:04 PM

I am unable to get to this recipe. Can someone help me.

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Brooke September 21, 2016 - 11:11 AM

Can these be frozen?

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Pen April 26, 2017 - 2:43 PM

Just made these. I used 15g of coconut syrup instead of honey. Really good. Thanks for the recipe.

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Kate October 5, 2018 - 6:22 PM

I might be a few years too late with this comment but I’ve got a tip for nutfree bliss balls… buckwheat groats. You have to put them in food processor for a good minute or 2 to break them up a bit. Then add all the usual seeds etc and other ingredients. They add a nice crunch 🙂

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 10, 2018 - 8:54 AM

ooh thank you for sharing!!

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