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Coconut Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites

Coconut Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites

4.5 from 8 votes
An easy bite-sized, naturally sweetened snack packed with coconut and lemon flavors and dotted with poppy seeds. No bake, raw, gluten free, dairy free, paleo and vegan!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 to 18 balls


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 ¼ cups unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • ½ cup pitted dates, packed (about 6 dates)
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of 1 ½ lemons, or more, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon poppy seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric


  • Combine 1 cup shredded coconut and all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well combined and sticky. Start with the juice of 1 ½ lemons, then add more if desired.
  • Use a small cookie scoop (2 teapoon-sized) to portion out dough. Roll each ball between the palms of your hands into smooth balls, then (if desired) roll in the remaining ¼ cup shredded coconut flakes.
    Note: Because of the turmeric, your hands are going to get temporarily stained yellow. Just wash them thoroughly when you're done and you'll be fine!
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge, and enjoy!


Optional, but encouraged: I like to pulse ¼ cup shredded coconut in the food processor before I start the rest of the recipe (and then set them aside in a small bowl until the end) so that the pieces are a bit smaller, as I find it will adhere to the dough better this way.


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Snack
Cuisine American
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