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Gluten-Free No-Bake Lemon Coconut Balls

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We just can’t seem to get enough of the energy balls these days! And why would we? First, ball jokes. (Of course.) Second, they’re no-bake and so easy to make. Third, they make for a fabulous pre- or post-workout snack. And fourth, um, deliciousness! And these Gluten-Free No-Bake Lemon Coconut Balls from our friends at Chex are darn irresistible. Check ’em out …

Gluten-Free No-Bake Lemon Coconut Balls
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 32
 
Coconut, mixed berry granola and fresh lemon peel make these snackable bites irresistible.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Gluten Free Chex Granola Mix Mixed Berry
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chia seed
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup pitted dates, packed
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup cashew butter (or almond butter)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Instructions
  1. Line tray with cooking parchment paper. In large bowl, mix granola, coconut, chia seed and lemon peel; set aside. In food processor, add dates, cashews and water; pulse in 1-second bursts about 45 seconds or until finely chopped. Add cashew butter and honey; process until well blended and mixture comes together into a ball.
  2. Transfer date mixture to bowl of granola mixture. Lightly spray hands with cooking spray; use hands to blend mixture. Using a tablespoon, measure out dough into 32 balls. Tightly shape balls, and place on tray.
  3. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm. Place in storage container. Store covered in refrigerator up to 1 week.
Notes
-Substitute 1 cup chopped pitted dried figs for the dates.
-Be sure to use fresh, soft dates for this recipe. If not available, soak dates in 2 tablespoons boiling water 15 minutes to rehydrate.
-Cooking gluten-free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten-free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 60 Fat: 3 Saturated fat: 1 Carbohydrates: 7 Sugar: 4 Sodium: 10 Fiber: 1 Protein: 1 Cholesterol: 0

We love the freshness of the lemon in these, don’t you? So energizing! —Jenn

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