These Lemon Fat Bombs are great for a great way to curb your appetite in between meals. They also help your digestive system and enhance mental clarity thanks to the hearty dose of healthy fats and protein. Plus, my lemon meltaways look gorgeous on a party platter!

lemon fat bombs on a pink tray with cut and uncut lemons + mums surrounding it.

I love watching YouTube videos where the babies have their first taste of lemon. It’s so funny to watch their faces! They either love it or hate it. As for me, I LOVE lemon! When I was pregnant with my son, I literally ate lemons like apples. I eventually had to stop because my dentist said I was ruining my tooth enamel.

So I cut back on the straight lemon snacks and started incorporating them into fun recipes like a lemon vinaigrette and a lemon smoothie.

Table of Contents
  1. What are Lemon Fat Bombs?
  2. Fat Bomb FAQs
  3. What Makes a Great Snack
  4. More Snack Recipes
  5. Lemon Fat Bombs Recipe

What are Lemon Fat Bombs?

Fat often gets a bad rap. Honestly, your body needs fat to thrive. Yet not all fat is the same. My lemon meltaways use fat from plants (cashews and coconuts) as well as fresh lemon juice, a bit of maple syrup and a pinch of sea salt for an easy peasy snack.

lemon meltaways on a pink tray

Eat a few of these for your next afternoon snack and feel your brain wake up. No need for that afternoon caffeine fix, grab one of these instead!

Fat Bomb FAQs

Are fat bombs good for weight loss?

Purposely eating fat can sound scary. Yet our bodies NEED fat to function at our best. So if you’re trying to lose weight and you cut out all fat, you aren’t doing your body any good! Including healthy, whole-food fats like cashews and coconut oil in these lemon fat bombs is a great way to get good fat back into your diet.

Can you eat fat bombs for breakfast?

You can include these in your breakfast, especially if you’re only getting protein and carbs but no fat. Starting the day off balanced is the best way to go.

How long do fat bombs last?

Store my lemon melt-aways in the freezer for several months. Once they set the first time, you can transfer them to a freezer-safe container and grab them whenever you want to!

easy healthy fat recipe

What Makes a Great Snack

I love this recipe as a dessert and also as a great snack. Here’s why:

  1. A quick alternative to sour candy, especially since this snack doesn’t give me a sugar crash!
  2. One little treat goes a lot way in satisfying the body as well as the tastebuds.
  3. These squares help me hang onto my focus thanks to the healthy fats which are incredible for the brain.
  4. You can make a large batch ahead of time and store it in the freezer until you’re ready to enjoy.

Is your mouth watering yet from this lemon fat bomb recipe? Then I have a feeling you’ll LOVE my new recipe book. Don’t miss out on the healthy and tasty recipes in Simple Green Meals.

More Snack Recipes

Now I got to go run to the kitchen and grab a snack for myself! I love nourishing my body with healthy foods that taste amazing. Which one of these snacks sounds like a winner to you? And don’t forget to rate and review my lemon meltaways; they truly are my go-to!

lemon fat bombs
4.93 from 26 votes

Lemon Fat Bombs

These lemon fat bombs, or melt-aways, make a great quick afternoon snack. I should warn you, you really have to like lemons to enjoy these tart treats.
Prep: 20 mins
Freezer Time: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 20 mins
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Healing, Plant-Based, Vegan
Serves: 4



  • 1⁄2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • 1⁄2 cup coconut oil
  • Pinch sea salt


  • Place a baking sheet lined with waxed paper in the freezer OR use silicone ice cube trays.
  • In a blender or food processor, blend or process the cashews until finely ground.
  • Add the maple syrup and lemon juice and pulse a few times.
  • Add the coconut oil and salt. Puree until smooth and creamy.
  • Drop 1⁄2 tablespoonfuls of the cashew mixture onto cold baking sheet or into silicone trays. Return the pan to the freezer. (Depending on the size of the baking sheet, you may have to make the lemon bombs in batches.)
  • When the drops are solid, peel them from the waxed paper (or pop out of the tray) and store in the freezer in an airtight freezer container.



  • Going keto? You can swap out the maple syrup for a dash of stevia.
  • Have fun with these! Use your fav silicone mold to shape them into fun shapes, especially if they will be party food.
  • If you want to use a high-powered blender to make these, feel free to double or triple the batch.
  • Lemon melt-aways can be kept in the freezer for several months.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 345kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 34g, Saturated Fat: 24g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 139mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 2IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 1mg
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About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. 5 stars
    This looks so amazing! Can’t wait to try it out. Need to pick up silicone ice cube tray.

    1. Yes make sure you pick some up because they don’t work so well in regular ice trays!

    1. Can’t wait for you to try them either, Becca! 🙂

    1. Just wait until you try them! They are amazing!!!

  2. 5 stars
    I cannot wait to try this. I love lemons. Wouldn’t you know it the lemon tree is empty.

    1. Haha If I had a lemon tree it would be empty too! These are so amazing =P

  3. Can’t wait to make these, what a great afternoon treat. Thank you for sharing this gem from the new book!

    1. You are welcome, Lisa! So happy you enjoyed these.

  4. Was wondering if i can use honey instead of the maple syrup and do the cashews have to be raw? Just asking

    1. Hey Diane,

      You can totally use honey as a substitute for maple syrup if you prefer that. We like to refer everyone to raw cashews to avoid any preservatives or added sugar.

  5. 5 stars
    I am seriously obsessed with these rawkstars! If you don’t like tart as much as I do, feel free to add more maple syrup and less lemon juice. You can adjust this recipe to work best for you (just like TIffany did by swapping the cashews for almonds)— it’s very forgiving. For a step by step tutorial, make sure to watch the video in the blog post.

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Shareen,

      Unfortunately for this recipe specifically we do not have a “nut free” alternative yet. Make sure to check out our other recipes from our new book Simple Green Meals!

    1. Hey Jaima,

      So happy you enjoyed these! They are seriously so easy and something everyone will love.

      Thank you for sharing!

  6. These were awesome! I only had some sliced almonds on hand, but it was still delicious! I have a nutribullet that’s in desperate need of a new blade, so my almonds didn’t get flour like…had a few chunks…but the flavor was great! Thank you for this!

    1. Hey Tiffany,

      I am happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe by adding almonds to it! Hopefully next time it wont be so chunky for you.

      Thank you for sharing!!