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Raw Lemon Coconut Bars

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 18 squares 1x
  • Category: nutritious treats
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: american


Dates, almonds, shredded coconut and lemon juice and zest make up these tart bars that make for the perfect snack! Roll the dough into balls or cut into squares for a popable snack! 


  • 1 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 
  • zest of 2 lemons + more for the top 
  • juice of 1 lemon 
  • 1 serving unflavored collagen 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt


  1. In the bowl of a food processor add the dates, almonds and 1 cup of the shredded coconut. Pulse until a dough begins to form.
  2. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, collagen, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt. Pulse a couple more times until everything is combined and you see a sticky dough.
  3. Transfer the dough to a bowl and stir in the rest of the coconut. Press the dough into a 9X13 bread pan lined with parchment paper. Use a spatula to smooth it so that it’s as even as possible across the top. 
  4. Place in the fridge to harden for 30 minutes to an hour. Remove and cut into small squares. Sprinkle more coconut and lemon zest on top and enjoy! 

Keywords: raw lemon bars; no bake lemon bars