Raw Lemon & Coconut Bars

Author Notes: These lemon bars are a bit of a go-to for me now.

They have only 5 ingredients (which luckily I always seem to have around!) and take all of 5 minutes to prepare. I tried to give them a catchy ‘5 Ingredient Lemon Slice’ slogan, or ‘Paleo Lemon Bars in just 5 minutes!’ but they have so many things going for them, I couldn’t quite settle on which angle to run with.

These bars are the BEST on hand snack to have in your kitchen. They are a ‘paleo’ friendly treat, meaning they are made using only natural unprocessed ingredients. Vegan friendly, sugar free, gluten free, raw – you name it! These babies are choc full of the good stuff.

I keep mine in the freezer, but they hold together very well, so are a perfect lunchbox addition for the kids.

Plus they taste amazing. Seriously. No one will know they are actually good for you.
Eat This My Friend | Jade O'Donahoo

Makes: 12 bars


  • 1 cup shredded coconut, plus an extra handful for garnish
  • 1 cup raw natural almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 - 2 lemons (juice from)
  • pinch sea salt, for sprinkling
In This Recipe


  1. Place the almonds and shredded coconut into a food processor and pulse until quite finely ground.
  2. Add the dates, I do mine one at at time, and keep pulsing with each addition. Continue until all the dates are ground and you have a coarse, sticky mixture. Squeeze in the juice from 1 – 2 lemons and stir to combine.
  3. Add a sprinkling of extra coconut to the top and press this down into the mix with your hands. Sprinkle on a big pinch of large flaked sea salt.
  4. Place the pan in the freezer and freeze for at least an hour. Remove and cut into bars.

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