Lemon Meringue Bliss Balls {vg, gf}

Lemon Meringue Bliss Balls
Lemon Meringue Bliss Balls

If you love bliss balls, there is no shortage of recipes on the internet, including my blog. Whether you feel like carrot cake, lamington, cookie dough, baklava or ginger bread, I have you covered. Only missing are cheesecake blissballs and black forest bliss balls, and I can offer you a whole patisserie in bliss ball shape! So here is the latest creation…drumroll…Lemon Meringue Bliss Balls!

Have you tried any of my bliss ball recipes? All these lovelies – besides being healthy and super delish – have one thing in common: they are based on dates. I think making my bliss balls have severely increased our local supermarket’s turnover on dates! What, however, if you don’t love dates? I know, I know – it seems blasphemic to say this. Not loving dates? Who are you? But, ahem, tastes are different. So I am not going to judge you if you happen to be someone who doesn’t love dates. I just think you are weird, I mean, erh, did i just say weird? Okay. Sorry. I mean – we just have different tastes then. I still want to be friends with you. So I come to your rescue with some lemon meringue bliss balls, completely without dates. Are you in?

I love these babies as they are so featherlight and refreshing. They even smell a bit like a tangy lemon cheesecake. So if you are interested in a healthy snack on the go, but found my previous bliss ball recipes too sweet, I hope you’ll enjoy these ones. They come together just as easily as all my other bliss balls so they are a great stand-in for an emergency snack attack with a much lower carbohydrate and sugar content than “standard” bliss balls. They are also vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free, but I am repeating myself here…

Lemon Meringue Bliss Balls
Lemon Meringue Bliss Balls

Lemon Meringue Bliss Balls

Makes 15 bliss balls

1 cup oats
1 cup desiccated coconut
juice and zest of one organic lemon
5 tbsp maple syrup

Blitz the oats in a high-powered blender until they resemble fine crumbs. Add the remaining ingredients and process until you achieve a malleable dough. Chill the mix for 30 minutes to firm up, then shape 15 bliss balls and enjoy! Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.


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