raw lemon cookie bites {sugar-free & grain-free}

Here is another fun variation of a raw nut bite.  

I always find myself with a mason jar full of roasted cashews.  So, I'm constantly creating variations of grain-free bars and bites to snack on. 

All you need is a food processor and you are good to go. 

I like to call these cookie bites because they are sweet like a cookie, but without the added sugar!  And they taste fresh from the lemon zest and juice.  

Plus, calling them a "cookie bite" will get anyone to grab one -- even a four-year-old (trust me, I tried it). 

Just roll 'em up and pop one in! 

Raw Lemon Cookie Bites 

  • 1 cup unsalted, roasted cashews
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 
  • the zest and juice from 1 lemon 
  • pinch of sea salt 
  • 1 tsp coconut oil, optional 


  1. In a food processor, process the dates until chopped.  Add the nuts and process until finely chopped.  
  2. Add in the coconut and the zest and juice from one  lemon.  I only use about 1/2 tsp. of the zest.  Add a small pinch of salt. Process until the mixture is combined.  It should stay together when you pinch it.  If it's too dry, add a teaspoon of melted coconut oil...some times I add it - some times I don't! 
  3. Transfer the mixture into a medium bowl. Roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place on parchment paper.  Refrigerate until hardened. 
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for the week. 

You could buy bars & bites at the store.  But trust me... homemade tastes best.