Lemon Coconut Balls Recipe

Three Coconut Lemon Balls on a white plate

These sweet, no-bake treats by Chef Devin Alexander are packed with flavor from tangy lemon, crunchy coconut, and sweet dates. This recipe contains 12% fewer calories and 14% less sugar* per serving than the full-sugar version.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Serving size: 2 pieces (53g)

Calories: 140 Calories



  • 1.

    Add 1 Tbsp of coconut to an appetizer plate or shallow bowl. Set it aside.

  • 2.

    Using a food processor fitted with a chopping blade, process the dates on high speed until finely chopped.

  • 3.

    Add the lemon zest and Truvia Original Sweetener. Blend again until well-combined.

  • 4.

    Transfer the mixture to a small mixing bowl.

  • 5.

    Add the remaining coconut to the date mixture.

  • 6.

    Using a rubber spatula, mix the ingredients together until well combined.

  • 7.

    On a sheet of waxed paper or parchment, divide the mixture into 6 equal portions.

  • 8.

    Pack and roll each portion in your hands to form a ball.

  • 9.

    Gently roll them in the awaiting coconut.

  • 10.

    Enjoy immediately or store them in a re-sealable container for up to 3 days.

*Each serving has 140 calories and 29 grams of sugar per serving, compared to the full-sugar version that has 130 calories and 34 grams of sugar per serving.

**Erythritol value may vary based on your choice of sweetener.

***Even if you buy pitted dates, make sure there are no pits inside.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 37g
Dietary FIber 4g
Total Sugars 29g
Erythritol** 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin D 0% DV
Calcium 2% DV
Iron 4% DV
Potassium 8% DV