by Meghan Pearson
I am always in search of new quick and easy snack ideas, small bites that can satisfy any sweet tooth in a flash, healthy nibbles to partner with my morning green juice for a super start to my day. So when I was craving something sweet, tart, chewy and tiny, there was nothing else to do but create. And I just so happened to have a pantry full of staples, a handful of fresh lemons in the fridge, and a few spare minutes in my day.
This simple recipe comes together in a snap, and fuels you with healthful carbs, protein, and fat. If you don’t have the patience to roll the dough into small balls, you can always press the mixture into a pan, chill, and cut into bars as another easy option. Try it, your taste buds and tummy will thank you!
MAKES A TON! Freeze well!
3 C almonds2 C dates1 1/2 C coconut shreddedZest of 2 lemonsJuice of 1 lemon1/2 C coconut nectar, agave, or other liquid sweetener of choice2 t vanilla
- Process the almonds in a food processor until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Remove meal to bowl and set aside.
- Add dates to processor, and process until broken down, and gummy.
- Return almonds to processor along with dates, and add coconut, lemon zest, juice, vanilla & coconut nectar (or other liquid sweetener) and pulse to combine.
Roll mixture into balls or press into a pan to create bars. Store snacks in the fridge or freezer.