This Keto Bliss Balls are delicious Lemon and Coconut Keto snacks that are great for lunchboxes. Bliss balls are the perfect keto treat to stave off a sweet tooth and give you an instant energy boost before a work out or to get through the afternoon snack craving hump!
Before you scroll to the recipe, below I’ve tried to answer any questions you may have, including storage tips, sourcing ingredients and substitutions
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Keto Bliss Balls – Lemon and Coconut Summary
- Ingredient tips
- Recipe tips
- Substitutions and sweetener tips
- Storage tips
- How many carbs in Keto Bliss Balls – Lemon and Coconut?
Hands up if you were Paleo before you found keto? I certainly was, but after gaining many kilos on Paleo, I knew something wasn’t right.
I don’t miss Paleo, but I sure miss bliss balls! I have been determined to create keto bliss balls ever since.
The problem with a lot of Paleo bliss balls is that they use dates or honey to help combine the ingredients and add sweetness.
As we’ve learnt on Keto – dates are no good and honey certainly isn’t either. Sugar is sugar after all, and just because it’s ‘natural’ sugar doesn’t change the effect on our bodies.
The key to the Keto diet is reducing carbs, so these bliss balls don’t use any dates or honey or other sugar heavy, carb heavy ingredients!
Ingredients for Keto Bliss Balls – Lemon and Coconut
You will need:
- Dessicated coconut
- Brazil nuts
- Lemon zest
- Lemon juice
- Coconut butter
Substitutions and Ingredient tips
This recipe uses Keto coconut butter. Because it is solid at room temperature, unlike coconut oil, it helps keep them firm.
Don’t worry though, you don’t need to head out to a fancy health store to spend thousands of dollars on it, you can make it really quickly!
It lasts forever in the pantry and is great to have on hand if you want to up the fats and creaminess of any dish.
Check out my recipe for Coconut Butter.
You could also use orange zest and juice instead of lemon, which would have a few more carbs but since you’re likely to only eat 1 or 2 balls it is manageable and nice for a change.
Sweetener: I use xylitol for everything on Keto. It doesn’t have a cooling taste, acts like sugar in the kitchen for things like making caramels and isn’t too sweet or have any weird chemical taste.
You can read my article here about why I use xylitol.
Brazil nuts: I have chosen to use brazil nuts for these Keto Bliss Balls to try something different. Brazil nuts are one of the lowest carb nuts, and have a host of other health benefits you can read about here.
You could use almonds or a mix of macadamias and almonds as well.
Tips for making Keto Bliss Balls – Lemon and Coconut
Creating these little Keto Energy Balls presented a challenge, as all of the sweet things are the binding ingredients that make your traditional bliss balls so decadent.
Because of the brazil nuts, I found these a little dry on the first day but after a day in the fridge they became more moist and even more lemony (is lemony word? It is now, it’s on the internet!)
If you know bliss balls, you know you need a food processor. I use my thermomix and these are done in 10 minutes and last me all week as a great snack straight out of the fridge.
- PROCESS Process all bliss ball ingredients in a food processor until starting to clump together and finely crumbed.
- ROLL THE BALLS Roll with your hands into teaspoon size balls, and then roll into the coconut and lemon zest, pressing in to help it stick.
- REFRIGERATE Refrigerate and best served a day or two later!
- Fridge : Keep in the fridge in an airtight container – as none of the ingredients spoil quickly, I’ve kept these in the fridge for months before!
- Freezer: Can also be frozen for up to 3 months – they would probably last even longer since the ingredients are all shelf stable. To be safe though probably 3 – 4 months is a good amount of time to keep these Bliss Balls frozen.
How many carbs in Keto Bliss Balls – Lemon and Coconut?
As you will see in the nutrition panel below, this Recipe Name has 3 grams of carbs and 1 grams of fiber per serve, so only 2 gram of net carbs.
SAVE KETO BLISS BALLS – LEMON AND COCONUT TO PINTEREST FOR LATER
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Keto Bliss Balls - Lemon and Coconut
A quick and easy snack, bliss balls are the perfect keto treat to stave off a sweet tooth and give you an instant energy boost before a work out
- 85 grams dessicated coconut
- 85 grams brazil nuts
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest
- 5 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon xylitol
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter
- 4 tablespoons dessicated coconut
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- Process all bliss ball ingredients in a food processor until starting to clump together and finely crumbed.
- Roll with your hands into teaspoon size balls, and then roll into the coconut and lemon zest, pressing in to help it stick.
- Refrigerate and best served a day or two later!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gProtein: 1g
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Great alternative to the choc coconut protein balls that I normally make. These are fresh and tasty.
These are beautiful and su easy to make. Thank you Aussie Keto Queen
How many balls makes up one serving? Is it just one?
Yes the macros are calculated per ball
Is this each ball 97 calories and 3 g carb?
Yes, 2 grams net carbs once fibre is removed.
Does using the coconut butter mean these could stay out of the fridge for a few days? I am hoping to mail these to a friend. Thanks much!
Possibly – coconut butter is pretty firm out of the fridge! I would be more worried about them getting squashed, and depending where you are, if it got hot at a post depot or in a truck they’d be in trouble..
How can you say 93 calories each if you don’t say how many you make
Hey Chris, at the top of the recipe card you’ll see it says “Servings: 15”, which means it makes 15 balls and the macros are per ball