Lemon Balls

This candy is free of processed sugar, vegan, gluten-free and delicious!  I need to give credit for the recipe — I got it from Judy, and Judy got it from Lisa.  I have no idea where it came from before that.

The main portion of the candy requires only four ingredients.

1 cup dried pineapple
1 cup golden raisin
3/4 cup raw cashews
1/8 teaspoon lemon extract

Place those ingredients in a food processor fitted with the chopping blade and run until the ingredients form a soft ball.

This is the most difficult part of the whole recipe, roll the dough into small balls (mine were about the diameter of a nickel — maybe even a little less).  The dough is very sticky which is why this is the hardest step.  Roll the balls in shredded coconut (ground nuts might be a good alternative).

I placed the completed candy on waxed paper.  You can chill them at this point, but I didn’t bother.  They don’t last long!

Everyone liked them, even Jesse who isn’t fond of lemon.  Guy said the pineapple flavor came through most for him.  I have the ingredients sitting here, maybe it is time to make another batch.


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