GUYS. These things are so fun! If any of you remember and enjoyed my initial recipe “No-Bake Lemon Coconut Balls” which became SUPER POPULAR and was re-created by many other bloggers..then you will LOVE these even more! These are like the next-level version. They are even simpler to make and come out more like a chewy candy with a smoother and richer texture. I am obsessed.
I will say they are a little messy to make because the coconut oil will get on your hands as you roll them but if you are willing to get a little down and dirty then I guarantee it will be worth it.
Lemon Coconut Oil Chews
- 2 1/2 tbsp (37g) coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp cream cheese, softened (room temp) (80g)
- 2 tbsp + 1 tsp room temperature pasteurized egg white (donʼt leave out!)
- 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice (you can add a bit of zest as well if you’d like a stronger flavour)
- Optional: 1/4 tsp lemon extract for a more traditional candy flavour
- 3 tbsp + 2 tsp (~22g) coconut flour
- 2 tbsp + 1 tsp splenda (or another sweetener that measures like sugar)
- 1/8 tsp xanthan gum (preferably just under 1/8th tsp -this is necessary to create gummy-like texture!)
- 2-3 tbsp truvia or another granulated sweetener for rolling
- In a small bowl, combine all of your ingredients. (It’s best to make sure the coconut oil is just a little warm and the rest of your ingredients are at room temperature).
- Use a fork to whisk everything together. It will take a bit to come together so stir well!
- Once a gummy-like mixture starts to form, you can begin to roll it into small balls. (Don’t worry if coconut oil seeps out, this is fine and some will regardless).
- Place each ball on a piece of paper towel and roll around to soak up a little of the extra coconut oil.
- Next roll the balls in granulated sweetener and place on a plate lined with parchment.
- Freeze for 5-10min before consuming.
- Store in the freezer and remove 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition per 1/12th of recipe: 5g of fat | 0.7g of NET carbs | 1g of protein | 1.2g of fibre