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Raw lemon bites with coconut and baobab

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I am so into making raw treats lately, I love that they are so healthy and easy to make and yet they still taste absolutely amazing! I have been creating so many new recipes these past two weeks and my tiny freezer is just filled with all kinds of raw treats – which means that I have been making quite a lot, because usually I eat them faster than I make them ;)

One of my newest creations are these cute little lemon bites, I love how fresh they are compared to my usual chocolate/caramel treats and the sweet taste of the coconut goes so well with the sour taste of the lemon. I added baobab powder to give an extra vitamin C boost and the flavor goes really well with the lemon and coconut, so do not be afraid to add baobab if you have some lying around.

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Ingredients:
1 cup raw unsalted cashews
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 small lemon or 1/2 large, juice and zest
1 tablespoon raw honey, agave or other sweetener of choice
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract *
1-2 teaspoons baobab powder – optional (I used this one – affiliate link)
A pinch of turmeric for coloring – optional

Inspired by this recipe by My Darling Lemon Thyme

* the specific amount depends on what kind you use. You can leave it out and add the zest from another lemon instead.

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Directions:

  1. Start by adding the cashews and shredded coconut to a food processor and pulse until the mixture has turned into a fine meal.
  2. Pour the mixture into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir until everything is well combined and roll the mixture into small balls. I rolled half of the lemon bites in shredded coconut, but it was purely for decorational purposes so you can leave that step out if you like.
  3. Put the lemon bites in a lidded container lined with baking paper and place them in the freezer for at least 20 minutes before serving, enjoy!

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9 Comments

  • Annica

    Delicious :-)

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  • Leigh

    These look delicious!! I want to have a go but can you freeze them?

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    • amillionmiles

      Thank you Leigh! Yes definitely, I always keep them in the freezer to keep them fresh and firm :)

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  • Jane

    could I substitute almonds for cashews and get the same result?

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    • amillionmiles

      Hi Jane. I am not sure to be honest as I have never tried it, but I think it could work if you just soaked them first. Almonds are different from cashews in both flavor and texture though, so the result will be a little different :)

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  • Sheryl-Anne Alexander

    Can’t wait to try these! My 11 yr. old daughter will probably beat me to it ;)

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    • amillionmiles

      Haha I hope both you and your daughter will love them! :)

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  • Julie

    Thanks for the recipe. I don’t use sweetener of any kind so I replaced that with almond butter and this recipe was fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!

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