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Lemon Bliss Balls

Looking for simple lemon balls? Try this Lemon Bliss Balls Recipe! They’re the perfect quick and easy bliss ball snack infused with plenty of fresh lemon zest and lemon juice blended with coconut, maple syrup, coconut cream and coconut water!

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Lemon Bliss Balls Recipe

Experience the magic of homemade lemon bliss balls, delightful no-bake lemon balls that are as easy to make as they are to devour!

With just five simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these lemon bliss balls for a quick and easy snack.

Enjoy their fresh, light taste and embrace the health benefits and added flavor of coconut water in your recipe, making these lemon bliss balls not just a treat but a nourishing snack too.

Perfect for on-the-go, these bliss balls are a testament to how simple ingredients can create something wonderfully delicious!

Can I use store-bought lemon juice instead of fresh lemon juice?

Yes, but fresh lemon juice is recommended for better flavor.

Ingredient Notes & Substitutions

A full and detailed recipe card with all the ingredients to make this lemon slice is at the bottom of this post.

  • Desiccated Coconut: Known in America as shredded or dried coconut; make sure to use only the finely grated coconut, not larger shredded pieces or flakes.
  • Maple Syrup, Rice Malt Syrup, or Honey: These sweeteners bind the ingredients. Maple syrup for a vegan option; honey for a richer flavor.
  • Lemon Zest and Juice: Use fresh for a better and more intense lemon flavor. Bottled lemon juice can also be used. Lime can be a zesty alternative.
  • Coconut Cream: Use only the thick part of the cream that sits on top, you may need to refrigerate the can beforehand. Full-fat coconut milk can be a substitute.
  • Pistachios: They add a unique flavor and crunch. Substitute with other nuts like almonds or walnuts, or seeds like pumpkin or sunflower seeds for a nut-free version.

How To Make Lemon Bliss Balls

A full and detailed recipe card is at the bottom of this post.

Preparation: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Combine Ingredients: In a high-speed food processor, add all the ingredients.

Process: Pulse a few times to incorporate, then process on high until the mixture is well combined and starts to stick together.

Shape Balls: Take about 1-2 Tbsp of the mixture and roll into small balls. If the mixture is too loose, add more desiccated coconut.

Set on Tray: Place the balls on the prepared baking tray and continue until all the mixture is used.

Chill: Refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up. Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Texture Adjustment: If the lemon bliss ball mixture is too wet, add more desiccated coconut until the desired consistency is achieved. If it’s too dry, add more syrup.
  • Chill Before Rolling: Chilling the mixture for a few minutes before rolling can make it easier to handle.
  • Uniform Size: Use a cookie scoop for evenly sized bliss balls.

Are these lemon balls suitable for vegans?

Yes, if you use maple syrup or rice malt syrup instead of honey.

My bliss balls aren’t holding together well. What can I do?

If the apricot bliss ball mixture is too crumbly, try adding a bit more almond butter or coconut oil to help bind the ingredients. The mixture should be sticky enough to hold its shape when rolled into a ball.

Is there a substitute for coconut cream?

You can use full-fat coconut milk as an alternative.

Storage Instructions

Store: In an air-tight container, refrigerated, for 1 week to 10 days.

Freeze & Thaw: Freeze bliss balls on a tray, then store them in a freezer-friendly container for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes or in the fridge overnight.

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Lemon Bliss Balls

Samantha Pickthall
Lemon Bliss Balls are a perfect quick and easy snack infused with plenty of fresh lemon zest and lemon juice blended with coconut, maple syrup, coconut cream and coconut water!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bliss balls
Calories 128 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 1/4 cups desiccated coconut
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest, about 1-2 large lemons
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice, about 1-2 large lemons
  • 2 Tbsp coconut cream, use the thick part from the top of the can; chill beforehand to separate if needed
  • 2 Tbsp coconut water, or plain water
  • 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup, or rice malt syrup or honey

Instructions
 

  • Preparation: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine Ingredients: In a high-speed food processor, add all the ingredients.
  • Process: Pulse a few times to incorporate, then process on high until the mixture is well combined and starts to stick together.
  • Shape Balls: Take about 1-2 Tbsp of the mixture and roll into small balls. If the mixture is too loose, add more desiccated coconut.
  • Set on Tray: Place the balls on the prepared baking tray and continue until all the mixture is used.
  • Chill: Refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Store: In an air-tight container, refrigerated, for 1 week to 10 days.
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  • Freeze & Thaw: Freeze bliss balls on a tray, then store them in a freezer-friendly container for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes or in the fridge overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 116mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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40 Comments

    1. Thanks Richa! Yes you can certainly try using vegan condensed milk in place of the coconut cream and maple syrup. The condensed milk is thicker so the consistency of the bliss balls im sure will turn out great still! Enjoy and I hope that helps πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Vanessa, apologies for my delayed response. Yes! These bliss balls will keep in your refrigerator for a good 1 week – 10 days. Hope that helps πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Suzanne, apologies for my delayed response. Thank you πŸ™‚ You can definitely use this as a base and mix in other fun ingredients. Just be sure to keep adding enough of the liquid to help them stick together after adding in other ingredients. Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Lindsay, I haven’t personally used shredded coconut before in this recipe but I do think it will work! Shredded coconut is a little dryer than the desiccated but for these bliss balls, I think you will be fine. I hope that helps! πŸ™‚

  1. Hello, these look really good but I’m just wondering what the nutrition infomation is? Would be great if you could include the caleries or something. Thankyou πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Vanessa! Coconut cream is a thicker and richer version of coconut milk. It’s is the fat that rises to the top of the coconut milk. Perfect for a dairy free version of regular cows milk cream, hope that helps! πŸ™‚

  2. Hi there, I’ve just made some and they’re delicious! How long would they keep in the freezer? Thanks!

    1. Hi Carla, apologies for my delayed response. That’s wonderful you enjoyed these bliss balls! I think they would keep in the freezer for however long you needed, no time limit! x

  3. Hi, I’ve just come across your recipe and found that you’re using “cocobella coconut water”. I live in Australia and have never heard of this product, so where am I liking to find it. In a supermarket, Asian store or health shop. Would love to try these for Christmas and I’m a real lemon lover.

    1. Hi Josephine! You can find Cocobella’s coconut water in Woolworths, Coles and IGA Supermarkets. Usually in the aisle where they carry bottled water. Hope you’re able to give this recipe a go. If you still can’t find the coconut water, you can also use regular water. Hope this helps! x

    2. Hi there cocobella water can be found at IGA stores. I live in Melbourne and my local store stocks it all year round.

  4. I was a bit worried that these wouldn’t hold together (even though I didn’t try!) I melted a small chunk of cocoa butter and added that to the mix. They were really easy to work and held shape perfectly. Thanks for the recipe it is awesome!

    1. Hi Kerry, wonderful to hear! I find with this recipe, the longer you beat the mixture in the processor, the better it will hold it’s shape because the desiccated coconut almost turns into a coconut butter (if processed for long enough of course). I’m happy to hear your’s still work out though, enjoy! x

    1. Hi Ashley, yes I’m aware that honey is not vegan, that is why I stated in my blog post to sub it with maple syrup for a vegan version. Otherwise this recipe isn’t promoted as being a vegan recipe as I did use honey πŸ™‚

  5. Hi I’m a new girl, my name is Jasmine
    I have never used coconut cream or coconut butter, where can I find them?
    Also I’m on very strict diet, and lost 14 kilos, are these these beautiful looking coconut balls low in fat, it doesn’t sound like it is…
    But they look so delicious
    Thank you

    1. Hi Jasmine! Congratulations on the weight loss!
      There is more desiccated coconut in these balls than coconut cream, but coconut is a good fat, a healthy fat. I would recommend you take a look at this article (link below) it’s really informative about coconut and it’s myths surrounding fat:
      https://fussybody.com/coconut-cream-health-benefits/

      You can find coconut cream, coconut butter, coconut milk etc. from any health food store. Regular supermarkets also sell these products, mostly in the Asian food aisle. I prefer to purchase organic so that is why I get mine from my organic health food store.

      So these delicious bliss balls are absolutely fine for you to enjoy as a sweet healthy treat :). I hope this helps Jasmine and thanks for stopping by! xx

  6. Hi, I made these 3 times in 3 days cause I love them so much! instead of shaping into balls, I pressed the mixture firmly in a rectangular plastic box, leaving an inch of space so to pull them effortlessly and froze them for an hour. Amazing! I wonder if I can make them with oranges instead of lemons?

    1. Hi Christina! That’s wonderful! So happy to hear you’re enjoying the recipe, they’re so delicious! You can definitely use oranges in place of the lemon, I think that would be a great new flavour for this recipe. I think I actually might try that myself! Enjoy and let me know how you go! xx

    1. Hi Rachel! Yes I think using coconut butter would work. Because it’s thicker in consistency, it will help hold the balls together. If they’re still struggling to hold their shape, just keep adding a little more honey (or maple syrup/rice malt syrup if vegan) until they balls hold together. I think the coconut butter will had a lovely flavour too, hope this helps, enjoy! xx

  7. Hi. Have just tried making these but with no success. They wouldn’t come together. I added more coconut cream then tried coconut oil but nothing worked???
    Any ideas

    1. Hi Victoria, try adding more of the desiccated coconut instead. This will help them hold their shape where as the liquid will make them more sloppy if too much is added. Alternatively, add more of the honey, one tablespoon at a time, if the additions of the coconut still aren’t working. Hope this helps!

    2. in my recipe at home, I use 1 to 1 coconut cream(manna) and dried coconut flakes. It creates a nice creamy treat.

    1. Hi Deb, thanks so much! No, they won’t melt during the day when not refrigerated. I would recommend though, when you first make them, to refrigerate them for a few hours or overnight just so they have had time to set. Then they should be all good to go for the day in the kids lunches! x

      1. Fantastic they will love them. I was just about to make them and realised I have loads of coconut milk but no cream. Back to the shops I go!

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