Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lemon Coconut Tart Truffles

One of my dear friends, Megan (check out her blog here!), sent me a link to these tasty treats a couple of weeks ago. She said they were so good that they fall into her top 5. You see, my friend and I, we are very similar in many ways…especially when it comes to our appreciation for good food! Therefore, it only made sense to give them a fair try. Let me tell you – they were wonderful! In fact they were so scrumptious, that they were blog-worthy.

These little lemon tart treats contain to wheat, dairy, or sugar! You can whip them up in less than 20 minutes AND they look so feminine and beautiful! These would look fantastic in a little box wrapped up with a yellow bow. Think thank-you gift or birthday gift.

Hope you enjoy them!


1 cup of chopped and pitted Medjool dates
1 cup of raw walnuts
1 cup of sesame seeds
¼ cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons of lemon zest
½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes (finely shredded)


Place the sesame seeds and walnuts into a high-speed blender or food processor. Pulse until you have a flour-like consistency.

Add the lemon juice, zest and dates. Pulse again until the ingredients are completely mixed. The mixture will be thick and sticky.

Roll the dough into one-inch balls and place on parchment or waxed paper.

Sprinkle the coconut flakes onto a plate. Roll each ball through the flakes until they are fully coated. Place them back on the parchment paper and chill until ready to serve.

Eat up!

1 comment:

  1. I meant to add this bit of info a long time ago - you can also substitute half (or probably more) of the sesame seeds for raw, shelled hemp seeds. You'll get lots of complete protein and it doesn't change the flavor. Enjoy!