Do you remember them? Lemon drops – those little candies shaped like lemons that were sweet and delicious? My 3rd grade teacher used to give them out sometimes for a little treat. But I think we all know how much candy I eat now – and the unlikely event of giving it too Evie.
After discovering how much Evie loves lemons – I’m talking sucks on them as if eating an orange, turns up her face and goes back for more – I knew I needed to come up with a recipe using them. I actually add a little fresh squeezed lemon to her plain yogurt, but that’s not nearly as much fun as creating something special for her!
Recently at a juice bar I picked up a raw lemon bar. Evie ended up devouring all of it, so that was the inspiration behind this recipe. I thought about making muffins, but they often have too much flour or sugar (well, except these and these!), or just a little heavy for a little person to have between meals, so these are perfect! I love that there’s only a few ingredients and very low sugar. I used creamed raw local honey for this recipe to thicken the “batter”. Honey that’s in liquid form (like most) may not hold it together quite as nicely.
Keep them in the fridge and grab them on the go for a healthy snack and boost of energy! They’re so tasty they’d be perfect if you have a little sweet tooth too. Kid tested, mom approved!
- 2 cups whole raw cashews (previously soaked*)
- zest of 1 lemon
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, plus more for rolling
- 1/4 cup (raw) creamed honey
- Add all ingredients in a food processor until it's formed a thick batter. Using a silicone spatula, scrape any remaining ingredients stuck to the sides (not in the batter) and process again until all is smooth and well combined.
- Roll into 1/2"-1" thick "drops" or balls and roll in additional coconut flakes or hemp seeds.
- I processed the coconut flakes down before rolling the drops in them for fear of my toddler choking on them. It made me feel better they were smaller.
- I also rolled half the recipe in hemp seeds instead of coconut flakes for some variety and extra nutrients.