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Today’s 80:20 recipe is as decadent as it is nostalgic of the oh-so-sweet-and-tart lemon bars we all grew up with.
Last summer we tried to perfect a healthy lemon bar and the results were just so-so. But these Lemon Balls hit the spot! Not-too-sweet, bursting with lemon, and the perfect way to let your sweetie know how much you care!
Check out the recipe below and leave us a comment! Will these 80:20 Lemon Balls make a good uplevel to mom’s sugar-dosed lemon bar?
With love and decadence,
Yield: 16 balls
- 1 ½ cups almond flour
- 1 TB. coconut flour
- ¼ cup macadamia nuts
- ¼ cup + 2 TB. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 TB. honey
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- ¼ tsp. sea salt
- ½ cup shredded coconut
In a food processor combine almond flour, coconut flour, macadamia nuts, lemon juice, honey, coconut oil, vanilla, lemon zest and sea salt.
Roll about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a ball. Place shredded coconut on a small plate and roll each ball in coconut to coat.
Store in the freezer or refrigerator until ready to be served.
What can I use if I can’t have honey? Would the sweetener swerve work?
Hi Donna, Great question! We’re not familiar with Swerve. We recommend maple syrup if you’re not able to do honey. Let us know if you try it and what you think. XO, J&J
Can I use Stevia for sweetener? I have to be low carb for a medical condition
Hi Jane, Yes, stevia should work but you’ll want to mix well especially if it’s the liquid stevia since it will absorb fast. XO, J&J
I added little bit of stevia to give more sweet/sour flavor. Really good.
Hi Carey, That’s a great idea! We’re so glad you enjoy them! XO, J&J
I made these for a gathering with friends and they were amazing when I first made them. After sitting out at the party for two hours they fermented and were inedible (even though the room was not unusually hot). Could removing the fresh lemon juice avoid this in future? Thanks for the delish recipe, next time I will more carefully follow the advice of refrigerate until serving!
Many thanks for any feedback!
Hi Tanya, Thank you for reaching out! Oh no! We’ve never had that experience before but we’ve always refrigerated or freeze them after making them to firm them up. After refrigerating for an hour or so, we’ve left them out for parties and they’ve done well. Sounds like you found the key is to make them in advance, refrigerate them before serving. XO, J&J