No Bake Lemon Coconut Energy Bites

I’ve been meaning to share this recipe with you all for months, but it kept getting pushed to the bottom of my to do list. I’ve finally found a sliver of time to share one of my favorite energy ball/bite recipes with you: no bake lemon coconut energy bites!!

This recipe was originally created when I took part in creating recipes in celebration for NOW Foods 50th anniversary e-book! The e-book is loaded with 50 twenty minute or less recipes that you have to check out! You can download the book here!

These no bake lemon coconut energy bites are addictively good! Full of citrusy flavors, hints of coconut and yummy nuts to keep you full and energized. They’re vegan and dairy free too! They are made with all natural ingredients and best of all — take only 10 minutes to make! The hardest part is cleaning your food processor afterwards (oh, and not eating too many of them at a time!). Many of the ingredients are found in your pantry and can be substituted as desired.


  • Almonds for Cashews
  • Agave or Honey or Maple Syrup (will definitely have a different flavor)
  • Unsweetened or sweetened coconut flakes (just cut back on the sweetener a bit)
  • Coconut flour or almond flour (use a bit less)

With the weather being a little more dreary, these delightful balls of flavor are the perfect little way to add a little spring to your step.  They’re perfect for a late night snack, boost post-workout, on-the-go or for packing into your kiddos lunch boxes. They’re a feel-good snack option!

This recipe makes about 18 1-inch bites and I’d estimate that a serving is around 2-3 bites. Sometimes I like to make different sizes so that I can pick or choose depending on how hungry I am! If needed, they can be frozen as well (and to be honest, they’re pretty tasty as a frozen treat too!).

Alright, let’s get to the good stuff: the recipe!

Lemon Coconut Energy Bites

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 15 balls


  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice fresh preferred
  • 2 Tbsp agave
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • lemon zest


  • Add almonds to food processor and process until fine crumbles form.
  • Add remaining ingredients and process until well mixed.
  • Roll the dough into one inch balls.
  • Roll in more coconut flakes, if preferred.


Can be stored in refrigerator for up to 7 days.

What’s your post-workout snack of choice?

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  1. Catherine @ To & Fro Fam October 31, 2018 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    WAIT you’re speaking my language!!!! I love lemony desserts but since I’m GF and try to be as healthy as I can, I have to skip all the lemon bars. I’m totally making these this weekend and I’m so excited!

  2. Vicky October 31, 2018 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    You had me at no-bake and this had so many good for you ingredients. I bet the lemon flavor gives it a nice zing. What a wonderful pick me up when looking for a snack.

  3. Mimi October 31, 2018 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    I love this recipe, I used to do something similar but with brazilian nuts, so yummy, I’ll have to try your version!

  4. Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome October 31, 2018 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    This looks like the perfect snack to carry with you on the go, the combo of lemon and coconut is delicious

  5. Leslie October 31, 2018 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    You totally got my attention with lemon and coconut. I’ll have to make a double batch…one for me and one to share with the family!

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