(No-Bake) Coconut Lemon Meltaway Balls
April 29, 2016
The proverbial phrase "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" is usually used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude when one faces adversity or misfortune.
But lemme just say that I wholeheartedly hate that phrase.
Why should I make lemonade with your stupid lemons life?
You want me to open a lemonade stand on the street selling lemonade 50¢ a cup. Nah, it's not an option — I’m not 0 years old anymore.
Maybe I can consider becoming a lemon magnate. I mean if the product cost is zero, I can retail lemons for a considerable profit. That’s business 101.
But it all depends on the amount of lemon you're giving me life...
But seriously, there are a million things one can do with lemons: muffins, a marinade for chicken or salmon, a dressing for salad, even a sauce for pasta.
Or you can make a treat that can almost fix anything, from a lost job to a broken heart.
I did say almost.
And I know it’s not wise to drown your sorrows with food, but somedays it takes something like a (No-Bake) Coconut Lemon Meltaway Ball to make you feel immediately better.
Good food puts you in a better mood.
These little guys are just too easy to make.
You basically put everything in a bowl, mix for a little, roll them into a ball shape and they are ready to eat in a matter of minutes.
Did I mention that they're raw, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar free, and even paleo-friendly?
But what matters most is that they are phenomenally delicious.
If you like coconut and lemon you need to make ‘em: you have no excuses!
(No-Bake) Coconut Lemon Meltaway Balls Print this recipe!
Adapted from AddictedToVeggies
Makes about 30 balls
1 ½ cups almond flour
⅓ cup coconut flour
Pinch of salt
6 tablespoons maple syrup or honey (if using honey pick one with a mild taste)
4 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Zest of one lemon
4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
In a large bowl combine almond flour, coconut flour, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl combine maple syrup (or honey), lemon juice, vanilla extract, and lemon zest.
Using an electric mix slowly add the wet ingredients until fully combined. With the mixer on, gradually add coconut oil until it is blended in (it will look like crumbles but should be soft enough that if you squeeze it with your fingers it should stick together.)
Lightly oil your hands, then scoop one heaping teaspoon of coconut mixture and roll it into a ball.
Repeat to make 30 small balls. Roll them in shredded coconut flakes if you feel like.
Place coconut balls onto a lined baking sheet and transfer to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, until firm.
Keep stored in the refrigerator.
One ball yields 65 calories, 5 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of protein.