A Cookie You Can Feel Good About: No Bake Lemon Ball
February 21, 2016 11 Comments
This isn’t really a cookie, but it is pretty close.
I created this recipe back in 2012 and I liked it so much that I included it in my book. My book has all the nutritional information you need to calculate SmartPoints if you are going that direction.
What I have found is that I make these balls over and over again to bring to meetings or for a snack and everyone loves them and asks for the recipe (which allows me to say – “I wrote this book with the recipe in it.”.)
This is lemony without being too lemony and sweet without any added sugar. The dates provide all the sugar that you need to make these rock.
Give these a try and tell me what you think of them.
No Bake Lemon Balls Recipe
reprinted with permission from Snack Girl to the Rescue! by Lisa Cain
Makes 20 balls, 1 (1/2-ounce) ball per serving
1 cup roasted almonds
1 cup pitted dates
½ cup shredded coconut, preferably unsweetened
Coarsely chop almonds in food processor. Juice the 2 lemons and add lemon juice and dates into the machine. Blend until a soft “dough” forms.
Put coconut into a small bowl. Using your hands, form little balls and roll them in the coconut. Eat now or refrigerate for later consumption.
One ball is 53 calories, 3.3 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 4.9 g carbohydrates, 3.4 g sugar, 1.1 g protein, 5 mg sodium, 1.0 g fiber, 2 SmartPts
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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