Lemon Fat Bombs


These simple Lemon Fat Bombs have replaced my craving for sugary candy in the afternoon. This plant-based recipe is keto-friendly and refreshing.

Lemon Fat Bomb for Keto

These Lemon Fat Bombs are great for a great way to curb your appetite inbetween meals. They also help your digestive system and enhance mental clarity thanks to the hearty dose of healthy fats and protein.

The naturally sweetness and tartness satisfies my craving for sugary candy in the afternoon. They store nicely in the freezer and make a lot in one batch.

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 all the time! When I was pregnant with my son, I literally ate lemons like apples. I had to eventually stop because my dentist said I was ruining my teeth enamel. Needless to say, I use lemon on everything…. my water, salad dressings, smoothies… you get the picture! These Lemon Fat Bombs are a great naturally low-carb, high fat + high protein snack.

If you’re interested in adding more plant-based whole foods to your diet, check out my best-selling new book on Amazon, Simple Green Meals. 

Lemon Fat Bomb Plate Full of Plant-Based Ingredients

Why Lemon Fat Bombs make A Great Afternoon Snack

  1. A quick alternative to sour candy and I don’t get the sugar crash that came with the bag of sour gummies!
  2. One little treat goes a lot way in satisfying the body and tastebuds.
  3. This fat bomb helps me hang onto my focus thanks to the healthy fats which are incredible for your brain.
  4. You can make a large batch ahead of time and store in the freezer until your 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 taste recipes in Simple Green Meals.

Lemon fat bombs with cashews for protein and lemon for flavor
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Lemon Fat Bombs

5 from 25 reviews

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 Dozen 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These lemon fat bombs, or meltaways,  make a great quick afternoon snack. I should warn you—you really have to like lemons to like these tart treats.


  • 1⁄2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup*
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • 1⁄2 cup organic virgin coconut oil
  • Pinch of sea salt


  1. Place a baking sheet lined with waxed paper in the freezer OR use silicone ice cube trays.
  2. In a blender or food processor, blend or process the cashews until finely ground.
  3. Add the maple syrup and lemon juice and pulse a few times.
  4. Add the coconut oil and salt. Puree until smooth and creamy.
  5. 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 meltaways in batches.)
  6. 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.

  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: blending
  • Cuisine: Desserts

Keywords: vegan keto recipe, spring, snack

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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Janice says:

    Oooh yummy! Loved the taste so much!

  2. Cara says:

    If I have a nut allergy, what would you recommend as a substitute for the cashews? Thank you!

    • Cara says:

      Just saw a question similar down below and got the answer! Thanks so much!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Hi Cara! We like swapping in seeds like pumpkin, flax or sunflower to replace the cashews here. If your allergy is limited to tree nuts and you’re able to have peanut, then you could try those as well. However, we generally shy away from peanut for it’s inflammation causing properties.

  3. Moe says:

    Jen, do you melt the coconut oil or leave it in solid form when you measure? thanks…

  4. Grace says:

    I had been thinking about making these for awhile, and now I’m glad I finally did! Great flavour combination with the cashews, coconut, lemon and maple syrup. I added a few sprinkles of coconut flakes on some of the drops before freezing.

  5. Angie Smith says:

    Can’t wait to try these “lemon fat bomb treats”. One question, does it matter what coconut oil you use? Unrefined or refined. What about MTC oil?

    • Angela Smith says:

      MCT OIL ?? Sorry about the misspell earlier…

    • SGS Rawkstar Jen says:

      For these to work, you have to use unrefined coconut oil. MCT oil stays in liquid form so it won’t turn these solid. I do use MCT oil in my coffee and looove it.

  6. Jackie says:

    These are the perfect taste to me!! My only surprise is that when I used 1/2 tablespoons
    for each one as called for in the recipe, I ended up with just over 20 fat bombs. I see now that
    it makes 36 if you use 1 tsp servings. Should I make them smaller then?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Jackie! I think it’s really up to you and how big you want each serving to be.

  7. Kirsten DeGonzague says:

    What do you suggest instead of coconut for making fat bombs? Not a fan and my body hates it too. Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Kirsten! Since we are a plant-based company, we try to avoid using dairy products. Dairy is the cause of one of the most undiagnosed food allergies. That said, other fat bomb recipes use grass-fed butter instead of coconut oil so that’s an option if you use dairy products. 🙂

  8. Nicole says:

    Could I try something different than cashews? We have a tree nut allergy in the house.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Of course! You can sub any non-tree nut that you like. I think sunflower seed butter might also be a great substitution for this recipe.

  9. Cathy says:

    Delicious!!! I can’t stop going back to them. Whenever I’m hungry, I pop 1-2 of them in my mouth and they melt away my craving.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Agree, Cathy! I’m a lemon square fanatic and now that I have this recipe, I can get my lemon square fix without feeling guilty for eating all that sugar. 🙂

  10. Katarina says:

    Can I use honey instead of maple syrup?

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Yes, you can totally use honey if you prefer that!

  11. Shannon says:

    YUM-O! I have made these twice in one month, they are that delish! Thank you for the new item to the snack rotation.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Yay!!! SO happy you love this delicious snack, Shannon!

  12. Angela says:

    The Lemon Fat Bomb Tarts are the perfect option for me. In the evening I am always looking for that little something to take a bite of and this will help me replace the desire to seek out some candy a family member may have around.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Angela,

      I hear you! I am always looking for something tasty in the afternoon and this definitely helps me to make a better choice.

  13. claudine cason says:

    I am anxious to make the fat bombs

  14. Georgie says:

    Jen I’ve not made these yet but they look so refreshingly creative. I know I will love them. Looking forward to trying out all the recipes in your new book. Congratulations! Georgie

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Georgie,

      Thank you so much!

      We cannot wait for you to get your book and start cookin as well.


  15. Trish F says:

    These look so yummy, I tried to make something similar and it didn’t come out too well. I hadn’t thought of using cashews or any nuts, that probably would make them really tasty. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Trish

      I am sorry that your first go wasn’t so great! Hopefully this next time does the trick 🙂

  16. Carlina Capelo-Pichardo says:

    These sound so yummy and so easy to make! I can’t wait to try it!

  17. Lenia Johnson says:

    These are delicious! Subtle with fresh, healthy, basic ingredients. Sweet treats that are lower in carbs and free from artificial sweeteners can be hard to come by. These definitely do the trick.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Lenia,

      I am so happy that you enjoyed this recipe! You are so right, they are super hard to come by and even make sometimes. This is the perfect solution!

  18. Jenn Haynes says:

    These look great!

  19. Karen Brown says:

    I am so curious and excited to try these! Can’t wait to make them to go along with my workouts!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      They are amazing!! They do sound interesting but you just have to go for it and give it a try 🙂

  20. Sandy Scala says:

    Wasn’t sure about these but gave them a go. So very very yummy!!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Sandy,

      These will surprise you 🙂

  21. Dani Boise says:

    I’m so excited to try these as a simple, quick snack when a craving strikes.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Thanks Dani,

      I have a feeling you will start to crave these!!!

  22. Jenni Schaffer says:

    Oh boy, I am SO making these. Sometimes, a small bite-size treat is EXACTLY what I need! Yummmmmm

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Jenni,

      I couldn’t agree more! These are the perfect bite-size snack that will keep you satisfied!!

  23. Angela Smith says:

    A quick and easy recipe, perfect as a pick-me-up-middle-of-the-day snack! And so healthy! Can’t be beat.

  24. Tiffany says:

    I can’t wait to try these. I just have to get the stuff to make them.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      We cannot wait for you to try them either, Tiffany!

  25. Diana Cote says:

    These look great, I’ll have to give these a go this weekend. 🙂

  26. Nicolle says:

    These sound so good. Got my cookbook yesterday and can’t wait to make these!

  27. Kristina says:

    Can’t wait to make these

  28. Moira says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

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

  29. Becca says:

    I love fat bombs, and I can’t wait to try these!!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

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

  30. Helen says:

    My mouth is melting! Definitely will try

  31. Cathy says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

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

  32. Lisa says:

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

  33. So creamy and delicious!

  34. Tracy Andrews says:

    I’m looking forward to making these this weekend.

  35. Jill says:

    Can’t wait to make these!

  36. cindy b. says:

    this sounds amazing and refreshing!

  37. Diane says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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.

  38. Jen Hansard says:

    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.

  39. Shareen says:

    What can you use if you allergic to nuts?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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!

  40. Jaima says:

    Made these tonight. They were so quick and simple to make. Everyone loves them.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Jaima,

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

      Thank you for sharing!

  41. Tiffany says:

    Forgot to leave my rating. 5 stars all the way!

  42. Tiffany says:

    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!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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!!


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