Quick and Easy Lemon Bliss Balls

 lemon bliss balls

These quick and easy Lemon Bliss Balls are always a favourite at our place. I hope you enjoy them too!


Quick and Easy Lemon Bliss Balls

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • zest of one large lemon*
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • extra desiccated coconut for rolling in
  1. Place the ingredients into your processor in the order listed above and blend until the mixture resembles a sticky crumb. Use your hands to shape the mixture into balls. Roll the balls in the extra coconut and place in the fridge to set.
  2. Serve. Eat. Enjoy!

* I LOVE lemon and I double the zest if I am making these Bliss Balls just for me.

Note – Try not to over blend the mixture if you are using a high powered processor or you may end up with a butter as opposed to a mixture that you can roll into balls.

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  • Louise

    These sound yum but we have a nut allergy in this house – any ideas for what I could use in place of the cashews? Thanks.

    • A mix of sunflower seeds, coconut and pumpkin seeds or rolled oats? I hope that helps. You may need to increase the sweetener or add some lemon juice if it is a tad dry. I would love to hear how you go.

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  • Lynn Stevenson

    My great uncle used to recite the first poem to me when I was a child – brings back lots of early memories. thanks for posting 🙂

    • No worries, I am glad it bought back some nice memories for you. Thank you for writing. x

  • Eloise

    Made these tonight and can’t wait to try them tomorrow- in my snack box!
    Must say I’ve also tried your coffee and pecan cake and caramel mud cake this weekend and these went down a storm!
    We also love the carrot and orange cake, oh and the apricot and ginger one.
    Thanks once again for your lovely wholefood recipes.

    • Thank YOU so much!!! I t is great to get all of that feedback, I really appreciate you writing and I am glad you are enjoying the recipes. I hope you liked the lemon balls. Be sure to let me know how you go with any others that you try. Thanks again, Bianca

  • Ellen

    I also added 1/4 tsp of cardamon and a little lemon juice (the mixture was a bit dry) – delicious

  • Kate

    OMG to die for!! Just ate the mixture straight out of the thermie. I added juice of half a small lemon as it seemed to need a bit of liquid. Delicious. I think this would also make a delicious slice, any ideas for a healthy icing to go on top?

    • Thank you. I am glad you liked it! I think the topping from the carrot and orange cake would work well? Is that they type of thing you had in mind?

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  • This sounds amazing!!

  • Jane

    I just made them and licked the bowl…..they are SO delicious!

    • Thank you!!! I am glad you liked them. I really appreciate the feedback. x

  • Debbie

    Hi have been making your recipes for awhile an love them. But today I made these Lemon Balls and they crumbled, what could I have done wrong xxx

    • Hi Debbie, I would suggest increasing the blending time, you can add extra lemon juice, syrup or even coconut oil if you need to, however I think increasing the blending time will really help. The mixture will resemble a thick, smooth paste when it is ready to be rolled into balls. I hope this helps.

  • Kim

    Bianca, these are delicious! I added a few squeezes of lemon juice and a tablespoon of coconut oil, to help the mix come together. So very yummy. Thank you! This quantity made 28 small balls. Next time I will double the mixture, to compensate for the mix that was eaten 🙂

    • This made me laugh. Thank you. I really appreciate the feedback and the tips which I am sure will help others. I am glad you have enjoyed them. Bianca

  • Tracey

    After tasting the mixture I decided to add some lemon juice because I love lemon. I made these for a little bit of energy after I finish my 5km run training. They didn’t last as long as I would have liked. Maybe a double recipe… or keep the teenagers away from them…. but at least they are healthier than the ‘crap in boxes’ and ‘chemicals in bags’ that they could be eating.

    • Fabulous!!! Thank you. I am glad you have enjoyed them. Doubling the recipe sounds like a good idea to me! Be sure to let me know how you go with any other recipes that you try.

  • Anna

    Oh wow these are delicious! They remind me of lemon cheesecake but a healthy version. Thank you for your lovely recipes.

    • bianca

      Thank you. I am rapt that you like. I really appreciate you taking the time to write, be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. Bianca

  • Michelle

    Thank you for this recipe Bianca. I was having a rough morning – it felt like a hurricane outside, and things were getting blown away left right and centre. Thankfully my 5mo slept through it all and left me free to fix things where I can. I then came inside from the freezing cold and rain (and the horrid wind) and looked in your website for something quick and yummy. Found these. Delicious and I was eating them straight from the thermie bowl. My only complaint is that I’ve eaten more than half of it already. Oops. Not sure there’ll be any left for hubby when he comes home. Would this work with lemon juice instead of the zest? If so how much juice?

    • bianca

      Thank you so much!! I am rapt to of brightened your day!!!! Yes, you can use the juice, but just keep an eye on it, you can try 1/2 – 1 whole lemon but be mindful of over blending. I hope that works well for you and that the weather has calmed down, I am not a fan of the wind. x

  • nat

    hi we are sugar free, but will use small amounts of natural raw organic honey, can this be used instead? and also what other nuts would work, I am intolerant too cashews sadly 🙁

    • Tammy

      what about agave., that could work and macadamias, they are awesome with lemon

  • rednblackbugz.

    Hi just made these , soooooo yummy , but miss 6 doses not like that its rolled in the coconut , she informed me that she not of coconut , would you have any suggestions what else i could use instead of coconut
    thanks

    • Perhaps try sesame seeds, chia seeds or almond meal???

  • Trish

    Having followed you for a while now I got brave enough today to try this recipe.
    I only own a mini food processor and my blender is not quite up to the task so I had to start in the blender and finish in batches in the mini food processor adding lemon juice to each batch.
    However, despite the extra effort and clean up it was so worth it! These lemon bliss balls are awesome!
    I have tried your caramel milkshake as I was already making a very close version of it myself (and yours is much better btw) and after this experiment I have to say I will definitely be trying more of your recipes very soon.
    I also can’t wait to share these with some people I know will appreciate them!
    Thank you for sharing what you do 🙂

    • Thank you for writing!!! I am rapt that you have been able to try a few of the recipes, good on you for going to all that trouble, I am so glad the outcome was worth it. Be sure to keep me posted on what you try next. xxx

  • Kym

    Just wondering how many balls does this recipe make?

    • I can’t recall sorry, I am a bit hopeless with things like that. We also eat far to much of the mixture as we go along!

    • tania

      I just made my first batch of these. I made almost a double batch of these with 250g cashew pack. I got 30 smaller than walnut size balls- only sampled just enough to test the extra 2 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice to get the lemomy taste I love.

  • Emma

    Oh my goodness these are devine!!! I couldn’t help but eat the mixture as I was rolling balls! Lucky there are some left over for my gathering tomorrow 🙂

    • This made me laugh. You sound just like me!! Im glad you enjoyed them. x

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  • Anna

    Wow! I used macadamias (as suggested) as I didn’t have any cashews. Yum, yum, yum!!!

    • Fabulous! Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed them. x

  • kristine obrien

    Theses are delicious, thank you!!

  • Ana

    I just made these for the second time. My 5yr old loves them but without the coconut on the outside – I make them both ways! I added a little bit of lemon juice to the mix too. Absolutely beautiful!

  • Sounds delicious! I’ll be making some this weekend I think!

  • Jess

    These are beyond simple, and so delicious! I just made another batch and added a little lime zest as well. Yaaarrrmm!

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  • Toula Tsesmelis Milorad Ricov

    Thank you Bianca for these beautiful devine tasty, cant get enough Lemon Balls. What can i say…my family and friends just love them. Thank you thank you thank you!

    • That is great to hear!!!! Thank YOU! I really appreciate the feedback. Have a great weekend. x

  • Patricia

    Thanks for the recipe, these turned out delicious and everyone loved them. I misread the recipe and added the juice of 1 lemon and also the zest, I found it worked perfectly. I also added half spoon of stevia for some added sweetness. Such an easy recipe, I’ll make more again tomorrow.

    • Fabulous!!!! Thank YOU so much!!! I am very pleased to hear that the recipe has been enjoyed. Be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. x

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  • Morgan

    Hi,
    Could I use almonds instead of cashews?
    Thank you

    • Sure can but you may need to add a little more liquid, perhaps the juice of another lemon and a dash more maple syrup. I hope this helps. x

  • Ch

    So yum!! Do u think they would freeze ok? I’m trying to stock a few things in reserve.

  • Laura

    I made these for everyone in the office and they got a HUGE thumbs up! So simple and delicious – just the way I like it 🙂

    • That is great to hear Laura!! Thank YOU!! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad they were enjoyed. x

  • Rachel

    Quite simply the best lemony bliss balls/ slice/ raw treat I’ve made so far! The kids and I have already eaten nearly half and they’ve barely chilled yet!! 🙂 I put 2 lemons worth of zest in there, along with the half a lemon juice. Added a little bit more maple syrup (we’re still liking things a touch sweeter as I’ve only started eating more healthy desserts and treats in the past few months… Hopefully will wane with time!) LOVING them. Thank you so much Bianca XX

    • Oh thank YOU Rachel!! That is great to hear and I really appreciate you taking the time to write! I hope you find many more recipes that you enjoy, be sure to let me know. xx

  • Kells Herrmann

    These are amazing. I called them lemon slice balls and my husbo is pretty convinved its just old school lemon sliced rolled up. In this case what he doesnt know definately cant hurt him! 10 outt 10!

    • Love it!!! Thank YOU!! Glad the recipe is being enjoyed. I hope you find a few more recipes that you both enjoy, be sure to let me know. Thanks again, Bianca x

  • Jane

    Oh. My. Just made these and they are delicious!!! Lemon slice is a weakness of mine, so this will be a lovely healthy way to enjoy a little taste every now and then! Thanks Bianca!

    • Thank YOU! I am glad you enjoyed them. Have you seen the ‘My Favourite Lemon Slice’ recipe? You might also enjoy that. x

  • Kiki

    Hi! Could you use soaked cashews as well? Can’t wait to make these yum

    • I would stick with dry, they might turn out a bit to wet with soaked, unless you made it a slice instead of bliss balls….

      • caroline swan

        i made with soaked cashews – perfect. Just got to drain the water totally

  • Tonkin

    Wow!! I’ve swapped from date based bliss balls to these to reduce the frutcose/sugar, they’re amazing! I’ve now swapped lemon for lime and even made jaffa ones with cacao and orange, thankyou for a wonderful recipe and a wonderful site!

    • Thank YOU for the feedback! I am glad you like my little space.

  • Michelle Maye

    Lovely recipe thank you. Had great fun making these in the thermomix today with my 3 year old. The only problem was that he preferred eating the mixture rather than shaping them into balls! I didn’t have enough cashews so I made up the difference with almonds, chia seeds and sunflower seeds, added a little extra maple and another lemons worth of zest as I like things really lemony! Deelicious!

  • Selina Fleshman

    I just came across this recipe and I was wondering if they hold up well after they are set outside of the fridge. I am putting together a care package that I will overnight to a friend and I would love to include these but don’t want them to fall apart. Any advice?

    • Hmm, I think they would be ok as long as it wasn’t warm. You could make, freeze, send and ask your fridge to put them in the fridge when they arrive?

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  • Kimberlyvegliante

    What can i substitute for the cashews that is not another nut? Can I use oats?

    • I will have some nut free ones to share soon x

    • caroline swan

      raw oats are indigestible, try almond meal

  • Kearna

    Is there any other things I can make other than lemon, can I use orange or lime etc.

  • Louise Monaghan

    I make these with almond meal for my daughter in law who has allergies, she loves them. Super yummy

    • Thank YOU! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad they have been enjoyed x

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  • Kristy

    How do these go being frozen?
    I’m making a care pack for a new mumma so want to make a few different ones in big batches.

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  • Jacob

    How many does this recipe make?

  • Gayle Macnamara

    Oh gosh Bianca, these are delicious! Definitely a favourite at the moment!

  • Lauren Rasmussen

    Holy moly Bianca! These are absolutely incredible. I’m going to make a double batch next time. Thank you for sharing your amazing recipes with us!

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  • Kristy

    Id like to make these for my family. My husband is doing a exercise / diet challenge for 12 weeks. Can anyone tell me roughly how many calories they would have? Thanks

    • Ashley

      Calculate it on myfitnesspal I do it with everything 🙂

  • caroline swan

    They were delicious and everyone else loved them too