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Lemon-Coconut Energy Bites

Author - Serena Wolf
Prep Time: 1 hour
Yields: 22 bites


  • 2 packed cups pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut plus extra for coating the bites
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger optional
  • Pinch of sea salt


  • Add all the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor. Process until the ingredients are well incorporated and take on a dough-like consistency. (When the “dough” starts to form a ball in the food processor, you're good to go.)
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover, and pop it in the freezer for 15 minutes. (This step is optional, but it’s easier to mold the balls when the mixture is slightly chilled.)
  • With damp hands (I like to rub mine with a little coconut oil, but you do you), roll tablespoon-sized amounts of the mixture into balls and place them on a plate or parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Pour a little shredded coconut into a bowl (you shouldn’t need more than 3-4 tablespoons). Roll each bite in the coconut, using your hands to help press the coconut into the surface.
  • Refrigerate the bites for at least 30 minutes to firm up. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.