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

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Allow me to introduce you to your new favorite snack . . .

All natural, quick and easy, soft, chewy, crisp, crunchy, subtly sweet, seriously addicting lemon berry bliss bites 😍😍😍

Are bliss bites still a thing?

Please tell me they’re still a thing?

Or are they so not cool anymore and, once again, I missed the memo?!

I missed it didn’t I?!

I’m so not cool.

But, if that’s the case and my beloved bliss/energy bites are no longer considered “cool” I have a feeling they are about to make an epic come back because, you guys . . . these lemon berry bliss bites are insanely good.

Buttery cashews are combined with deliciously chewy, magical medjool dates then infused with sweet strawberries and a hint of light, fresh, zesty lemon.

The slight tartness of those freeze dried strawberries and the freshness of our lemon zest cuts through the natural sweetness of those magical medjool dates making these beautiful little bliss bites light, fresh, subtly sweet and simply divine!!

Seriously so good!

I don’t know what it is but, this time of year I always find myself craving citrus-y things.

Last year it was lemon and coconut bliss bites, the year before that it was lemon and chia muffins and this year it’s lemon berry bliss bites?!

Maybe it has something to do with the change of season or, maybe it’s my body craving some light, fresh, cleansing flavors after the deliciously indulgent, chocolate/treat filled festivities aka Easter?! #iregretnothing

Whatever the reason I’m just going to go with it because you guys, these lemon berry bliss bites are a light, fresh, edible bite of heaven and you need them in your life, asap!

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!

Simply throw your ingredients into your food processor or blender and you’re pretty much done!

Once your light, fresh, buttery, sweet, pretty pink, lemon infused bliss bite “dough” is ready, all that’s left to do is roll them into deliciously, pop-able bite size pieces and voila’, done!

Now, although they are all kinds of delicious enjoyed simply as they are in all their freshly rolled glory, if you have can spare a few extra minutes and you feel like getting a little fancy then you might want to go ahead and crumble up a handful of freeze dried strawberries into a fine looking powder, and while you’re at it, pop some finely shredded coconut into a bowl then . . .

roll some of those blissfully delicious, pretty hued, lemon scented beauties in a little of each.

It’s totally not necessary but I think it’s worth the extra time and effort because the contrast in both flavor and texture kind of takes these lemon berry bliss bites to the next level.

Crisp and crunchy, subtly sweet, freeze dried strawberries or coconut flakes on the outside, blissfully soft, deliciously chewy, light, fresh, zesty lemon scented deliciousness on the inside;

The perfect anytime treat!

All natural, quick and easy, soft, chewy, crisp, crunchy, subtly sweet, vibrant, delicious, seriously addicting lemon berry bliss bites

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

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

Makes approx 24* all natural, quick and easy, subtly sweet, soft and chewy, zesty, lemony blissful bites of berry infused deliciousness.

Ingredients –

1 cup cashews (I used raw, unsalted)

6 large medjool dates, pits removed

1/2 cup of freeze dried strawberries

1 teaspoon of vanilla (or 4-6 drops of vanilla cream stevia – I like to use Sweet Leaf Stevia )

1 Tablespoon of lemon juice (or 1 teaspoon of lemon extract or a few drops of lemon oil)

1 teaspoon of freshly grated 1 lemon zest

a generous pinch of salt flakes

Optional for serving –

1/4 cup of finely shredded coconut for coating.

1/4 cup of freeze dried strawberries crumbled into a fine powder

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 – Add your freeze dried strawberries and process until combined.

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

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/golf ball size bites. Feel free make them whatever size that tickles your fancy, just wanted to put that out there 🙂

For the optional coating;

5 – Place your coconut and strawberry powder each into a separate plate or bowl (or even just a zip lock bag) then roll/toss your bliss bites through the either the coconut or strawberry powder until they have a nice light, even coating and set aside. Repeat until all bites are coated.

5 – Once your bites have their delicious little coconut or pretty pink strawberry powder  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 snacks are you loving lately?

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