Lemon Coconut Bites

These cookie bites are lemony and have tasty chewy texture from the shredded coconut. If you are looking for an occasional sweet treat that's satisfying, give these a try. They are easy to put together and there's no baking required. They are grain-free for those who are looking for gluten-free options.


  • 1 cup Organic Finely Shredded Coconut, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 cup Almond Meal (or Almond "Flour")
  • 3-4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons melted Organic Coconut Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon good quality vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon good quality salt

Makes 12


  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl using a fork to combine.
  2. Using a tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop out the mixture and form it into a ball in your hand.
  3. Roll and sprinkle with extra coconut flakes and place on a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Place sheet into the refrigerator for 1 hour to firm, then enjoy!
  5. Notes: These use coconut sugar, which looks similar to brown sugar but has a lower glycemic index than regular sugar. Coconut sugar can be found in the baking aisle or health aisle of most grocery stores.
  6. Tip: Once the coconut bites have firmed up you can transfer them to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Nutrition facts

Per 21g serving (one piece)

  • calories: 89
  • cholesterol: 0mg
  • fiber: 1.1g
  • potassium: 29mg
  • protein: 1.3g
  • saturated fat: 5.2g
  • sodium: 25mg
  • sugars: 2.7g
  • total carbohydrates: 4.1g
  • total fat: 8.1g
  • trans fat: 0g
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