Lemon and Coconut Bliss Bites {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

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If you are looking for something of the non-chocolate variety to enjoy this Easter I got you covered my friend . . .

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Say hello to mama’s little helper aka – Lemon and coconut bliss bites.

You guys . . . I was sure I had one more week until Easter . . .

Like really, seriously, bet my life on it, sure . . .

But, um . . . turns out I was wrong!

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Did you know?!

It’s Easter this weekend?!

Well it is and, I have nothing ready . . . wanna come help me?!

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Ill pay you in lemon and coconut bliss bites?!

These babies are so good, you guys are going to love them!

I mean, I know how much you love, love, love your bliss bites and these lemon and coconut bliss bites are in a world all their own!

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Buttery cashews are combined with sweet, chewy, magical medjool dates then infused with a hit of light, fresh, zesty lemon and encased in a subtly sweet, crisp and crunchy coconut coating.

So, so good!

I don’t know about you but, when it comes to Easter apart from the obvious choice of your traditional chocolates and carrot cake I always think of lemon . . .

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I don’t know if it’s because of the pretty pastel coloring or the fact that the light, zingy, lemony freshness acts like a much needed palate cleanser between all those rich, chocolatey treats but, every year come Easter time I find myself with lemon on the brain   . . .

Just go with it I say 🙂

Anyway, let’s get on with it shall we;

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As always our beloved bliss bites are all natural made with just a handful of ingredients that I bet you have on hand already.

They are naturally vegan, gluten free and paleo friendly and come together in a matter of minutes!

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So much to love I tell you, here’s how we make them –

Simply throw your ingredients into your food processor or blender and you’re as good as done!

Once your light, fresh, buttery, sweet, zesty, chewy bliss bite dough has come together, all that’s left to do is roll them into deliciously, pop-able bite size pieces and finish them off with a crisp and crunchy coco-nutty coating – boomshakalocka, done!

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Quick, easy, insanely delicious = winning on so many levels!

Side note – I feel like I should mention that when I make my bliss bites I tend to make them way smaller than the ones you see in stores or cafes. I prefer to make them on the smaller side because I like being able to just pop one in my mouth on the down low so I don’t have to share I can go about my business. I would say you would probably need 3 of my bliss bites to make up the size of one of those store bought/cafe size bites. Feel free make them whatever size that tickles your fancy, just wanted to put that out there 🙂

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These lemon and coconut bliss bites would make the perfect addition to your Easter snack/brunch/afternoon tea table or something fun and different to make and share with the ones you love.

I’m also thinking they would be a great little homemade gift idea that you could get the kids involved in and then leave out for the good ol’ Easter bunny!

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Crisp and crunchy, subtly sweet, coconut flakes on the outside, blissfully soft, deliciously chewy, light, fresh, zesty lemony goodness on the inside;

Make them. Eat them. Love, love, love them.

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Lemon and Coconut Bliss Bites {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}
Makes approx 24 all natural, quick and easy crisp and crunchy, coconut coated, sweet and chewy, zesty, lemony blissful bites of deliciousness.

Ingredients –

1 cup cashews (I used raw, unsalted)

6 large medjool dates, pits removed

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon of lemon juice

Zest of 1 lemon

a generous pinch of salt flakes

1/4 cup of finely shredded coconut for coating.

Method –

* Before you get started – If your dates are a little dry, I suggest you pop them into a small bowl or jug and pour over enough boiling water so they are completely submerged. Set aside for 5 minutes while you get your food processor out and gather up the rest of your ingredients and then when your ready simply pour out the water and proceed with the recipe as normal.

1 – Place cashews in your food processor/blender and pulse until it resembles a fine crumb, you want there to still be a few bigger chunks to give the bites some nice texture.

2 – Add dates, vanilla, lemon juice, zest and salt then process until the mixture starts to come together into a sticky “dough”.

3 –  Using your hands, roll approx 1 Tablespoon of dough into little bite size balls then set aside

4 – Place your coconut into a small plate or bowl (or even just a zip lock bag) then roll/toss your bliss bites through the coconut until they has a nice light, even coconut coating and set aside. Repeat until all bites are coated.

5 – Once your bites have their delicious little coconut coats on, transfer to your mouth an airtight container (or even just a ziplock bag) and store in the fridge

Enjoy xo

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Question of the day –

What’s your fave fun and festive Easter treat?

Feel free to share recipes or leave links to recipes in the comments below and please, for the love of all that is good in this world when you do make your brownies (or any of the recipes you find on this blog of mine) go ahead and snap a pic and share it either on the Facebook page, or tag me on twitter or Instagram. Sharing is caring remember.

Do it, do it You know you want to 🙂

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5 Comments on Lemon and Coconut Bliss Bites {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

  1. A
    March 22, 2016 at 10:06 am (2 years ago)

    Yum! These look great! I love the combination of coconut and lemon.

    Reply
    • Emma
      March 22, 2016 at 9:07 pm (2 years ago)

      Me too, such a great flavor combination isn’t it 🙂

      Reply
  2. Karly
    March 26, 2016 at 11:58 am (2 years ago)

    Delicious! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

    Reply
  3. kelly
    April 6, 2016 at 12:32 am (2 years ago)

    can you use figs or raisins in place of dates? out of dates

    Reply
    • Emma
      April 6, 2016 at 3:39 am (2 years ago)

      I would try figs before raisins Kelly, I haven’t tried with either but I think it should work just fine. It may change the flavor slightly but I bet it will still be delicious.

      Let me know how you go 🙂

      Reply

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