Lola Berry’s Lemon Pie Bites
Recipe type: Sweet treats
Serves: 24
  • 150 g (1 ½ cups) almond meal
  • 45 g (½ cup) desiccated coconut
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 vanilla pod, split and scraped
  • 125 ml (½ cup) coconut oil, melted
  • pinch pink salt
  • 60 g (1 cup) shredded coconut, for rolling
  1. Pop all the ingredients (except the coconut for rolling) in your food processor and blitz for 30 seconds. (You could do this by hand, but the processor makes these little gems taste like heavenly lemon mousse.)
  2. Place a teaspoonful of the mixture into your palm and shape into a little ball. Roll in the shredded coconut and place on a plate.
  3. Repeat until you’ve used up all of the mixture (this is a fun one to do with children). Refrigerate for about 20 minutes or until firm.
  4. Store in a plastic container in the fridge or freezer and you’ve got the perfect treat for any time of day!
Rolling the bites is much easier with slightly damp hands. Also, desiccated coconut is fine for rolling if you don’t have shredded. And use ½ teaspoon pure vanilla powder if you’re out of vanilla pods.

EDIT: A number of readers have found the mixture was not firm enough, in that case add some more almond meal. When I have made this recipe without weighing the almond meal I have used 2 cups. The best way to make it though is to weigh the almond meal as there can be huge variance between the types of almond meal used and how much it weighs per cup.
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