These truffles are made with nothing but unprocessed macadamia nuts, coconut, dates, and lemons. They are packed with brain-healthy plant-based fats, minerals, vitamins, fiber, and best of all, they are sugar-free. The dates provide the sweetness that will satiate anyone with a sweet tooth. The coconut outer edge of these truffles complements the lemony insides.

Valentine’s Day Truffle Receipe #3: Coconut Lemon Truffles

Yield: 5-6


  • 1 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 1 and 1/2 cup finely shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 5 large medjool dates, pitted (6 if they are small)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup finely shredded coconut, unsweetened


  1. Place the macadamia nuts and the 1 and 1/2 cups shredded coconut to a food processor. Blend on high until creamy, keep scraping down sides as needed.
  2. Now add the dates, lemon juice, zest, and salt. Blend until the dates mix with the nuts into a dough. Taste and adjust tanginess my adding more lemon juice, or adding more dates for sweetness.
  3. The dough will be very soft. Place in a bowl and transfer to the refrigerator for a few minutes to firm up.
  4. In the meantime, place the finely shredded (1 cup) coconut in a disk for rolling. Set aside.
  5. Remove the date-nut mixture from refrigerator. Using a tablespoon, scoop and roll a ball using the palm of your hands. Don’t hold them for too long because they will melt.
  6. Then place the ball in the dish containing the shredded coconut and roll it to cover it with coconut. Set on a parchment paper and allow to set at room temperature or place in the refrigerator to firm up quickly. They are best enjoyed at room temperature. Store leftovers in refrigerator for a week. These can be stored for longer if frozen.

Mind Kind recipes are developed by Dr. Ayesha Sherzai, a practicing neurologist with a culinary and nutrition background. Each recipe is crafted to provide optimum taste, convenience, and health benefits.

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