This zesty Lemon Cookie Bites snack is sure to be a crowd favorite. Tastes just like a lemon cake! Try this fun and quick recipe for your next gathering!

What makes this recipe a healthier choice than a piece of lemon cake?  This recipe includes dates, cashews, macademia nuts, oats and more. These are easy to make ahead of time and store well in the refrigerator for a few days.

Lemon Cookie Bites

Lemon Cookie Bites

Prep Time12 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Appetizers and Snacks, Desserts
Cuisine: American, Fun With Food, Vegetarian
Keyword: Kid-friendly
Condition: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium
Servings: 6 servings


  • 8 dates
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • lemon zest
  • 2 tsp maple syrup


  • Soak dates in warm water for at least 10 minutes to soften.
  • In a food processor, add cashews, macadamias, and oats. Process until mixture reaches a fine, crumbly texture.
  • Add softened dates, lemon juice, lemon zest, and maple syrup to food processor and blend until fully incorporated.
  • Pinch off about 1 Tbsp of the mixture and roll into a ball. Continue with remaining mixture. This should yield about 14 bites.


Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 3g

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Love our Lemon Cookie Bites? You might also like to try these tried and true healthy desserts and snacks that are a favorite of our team and our clients.

For more diabetes friendly recipes, take a look at this cookbook by our dietitians Kaitlin and Klara, Cooking with Diabetes.

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Please note:

Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors. 

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