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Lemon coconut balls



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  • 300 g activated or raw cashews (or can use blanched almonds or a mix of the two)
  • 100 g sultanas
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 50 g coconut oil
  • Desiccated Coconut for rolling

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place cashews and sultanas into mixing bowl and mill 30 sec/speed 10, until finely ground. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl and lid with spatula.

  2. Add lemon juice and coconut oil and mix 30 sec/speed 8, or until smooth.

  3. Roll balls of mixture in desiccated coconut, place on a plate and chill until firm. 

  4. Store in the fridge or freezer.


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Macadamia Lime Apricot Balls: Swap the cashews for macadamias, swap the sultanas for dried apricots, use lime juice instead of lemon juice, and reduce the coconut oil to 20g. Can also add a dried date or two if the apricots are not very sweet.

Nut Free: Swap nuts for 300g activated pepitas, or 350g raw pepitas.

To activate cashews, cover with water and soak for up to 6 hours, then dry in dehydrator or oven at 60C until crispy. This makes them easier to digest.

To blanch your own almonds, cover raw almonds with boiling water and leave to sit for 5 mins. Pop almond skins off with your fingers by pinching nut firmly between finger and thumb.

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  • I reduced the oil to 20g as

    Submitted by Bloomie on 18. June 2016 - 10:28.

    I reduced the oil to 20g as per the comments but still ended up with a lot of excess oily water. I added lemon zest to strengthen the flavour. 

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  • Thanks Jo, delicious. I made

    Submitted by bexgreg on 17. November 2015 - 18:54.

    Thanks Jo, delicious. I made your macadamia/lime/apricot version with the 20g oil, also added some lemon zest as I had it to hand. Would possibly use a little less oil again but otherwise can't wait to make again  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • I love these delicious

    Submitted by zpelling on 21. September 2015 - 11:21.

    I love these delicious treats! I had similar problems with the amount of oil the first time but now don't add it at all and they're perfect. Thank you for a great recipe!

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  • Very yummy Looking forward

    Submitted by L0Z on 22. March 2015 - 19:34.

    Very yummy tmrc_emoticons.) Looking forward to trying the lime version 

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  • I used a lime instead and

    Submitted by ajangelos on 6. March 2015 - 15:48.

    I used a lime instead and less oil. Yum

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  • Awesome!  Love these!   I

    Submitted by LozCooper on 1. March 2015 - 16:52.

    Awesome!  Love these!


    I made these yesterday and I used 25g coconut oil and half a lemon BUT I did not activate my cashews so I could tell once I milled the nuts and sultanas that the mix was pretty wet already.  I also have a lemon tree and the lemons are always really juicy!  Next time I will probably use 20g coconut oil.  These are so tasty for such a simple recipe made from items I had in my pantry already. So yum! Thank you Jo! 

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  • This is the second time I

    Submitted by s.hanson on 16. February 2015 - 17:52.

    This is the second time I have made these. The first time I also had lots of oil and juice left at the bowl. I think it was over-milled and the oil started separating out of the cashew nuts. This time I milled the cashews and sultanas on speed 8 for 10 sec (a little bit chunkier but still delicious) and then added the other ingredients (only 15g coconut oil) and mixed on reverse speed 4 for 10 sec.

    Came out great! I even added some lemon zest for more flavour. YUM!!

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  • Just made these and there was

    Submitted by thermocrazy on 15. February 2015 - 15:29.

    Just made these and there was so much liquid at bottom, and so wet, wondering what i would have done wrong??  The lemons i have are quite juicey i supose??

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  • Delicious, thanks for

    Submitted by smitchell48@bigpond.com on 15. February 2015 - 14:18.

    Delicious, thanks for sharing.  I used mainly almonds (raw, with skins on), then approx. 2 Tbls of each of the following, pepitas seeds, sunflower seeds and chia seeds. 

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