No Bake Lemon Coconut Paleo Energy Bars {Lower Sugar}

EASY Lemon Coconut Paleo Energy Bars that are lower in sugar and NO BAKING required. These zesty energy bars are made with just a few simple ingredients; ground nuts, lemon zest, unsweetened coconut, and just a tiny bit of unrefined natural sugar. Perfect for the carb conscious snacker. Vegan friendly.


For the Bar Base

  • Parchment paper or wax paper to line pan
  • 1 2/3 cup slivered almonds (blanched) or 1 3/4 cups raw almonds (whole).
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (to grind)
  • 1 tbsp starch (arrowroot or tapioca work best)
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup (see notes for sugar free option)
  • Lemon zest
  • Optional Lemon juice (1 tbsp or so)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Optional lemon extract 1/2 tsp
  • 4 tbsp ground flaxseeds (or swap with protein powder if desired, see notes)

All ground then mixed with water/honey and pressed into lined 8×8 pan.


  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Lemon zest/peel
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp coconut oil
  • See notes for other sweetener options


  1. First line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor or blender, grind your almonds and cashews into a finer mealy texture. I find that slivered almonds (vs whole) work best.
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