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Lemon “Larabar” Balls

Another “Larabar” knockoff!  Last time it was Chocolate Coconut Balls, this time it is Lemon.  These are really good and refreshing.  They hit the spot when you are craving something sweet with a bit of a crunch.  They are the perfect snack size and portable.
I am a huge Larabar fan because they are made of just a handful of healthful ingredients.  
The above lemon bar contains:
dates, almonds, cashews, lemon juice concentrate, natural lemon flavor

Do not let the dates throw you if you are not a date lover.  I do not like dates, but I love these Lemon Balls.  The dates job is to sweeten and hold the ball together, which creates the best chewy texture.  Enjoy!
Lemon “Larabar” Balls
1 1b. pitted dates 
1 1/2 cup raw mixed nuts (or 1 cup almonds, 1/2 cup cashews, if desired)
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
Combine all in a food processor.  Your food processor will work hard, so make sure you tell it that you appreciate its effort.  Process until nuts are desired size and ingredients are incorporated.
Coat hands with oil ( I used coconut oil and loved the hint of coconut it gave the balls) and roll into balls.  
Keep balls in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Makes 20, 1 inch balls.