Lemon Drizzle Energy Balls (Nakd Copycat!)

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Lemon Drizzle Energy Balls (Nakd copy cat recipe)

Hi my name’s Luci and I like to snack. There, I said it. If I can’t get my hands on an apple (it’s a real addiction at this point..) then I quite like Nakd bars – especially the “Crunch” ones but recently, also their new Lemon Drizzle bar. It’s like an actual lemon drizzle cake but in a bar. Made of nuts! But, they’re really hard to find (and also.. not cheap)! Ergo, I made my own lemon drizzle energy balls instead. You could easily shape them into bars if you prefer too.

 Lemon Drizzle Energy Balls (Nakd copy cat recipe)

Keeping things simple

The original Nakd Lemon Drizzle bars contain a beautifully simple list of just seven ingredients:

  • Dates
  • Raisins
  • Almonds
  • Coconut
  • Cashews
  • Lemon
  • a hint of natural flavourings
Lemon Drizzle Energy Balls (Nakd copy cat recipe)

I actually made mine even simpler and reduced the ingredients to just six things because my cupboards are only so big, and I figure yours are too. Yup, my lemon drizzle copycat bites contain just:

  • Dates
  • Sultanas
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Coconut
  • Lemon extract

Boom! That’s about as complicated as the recipe for these lemon drizzle energy balls gets. They’re so simple and so quick to make I was eating my own lemon drizzle bites only five minutes after deciding that I wanted some.

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Lemon Drizzle Energy Balls (Nakd copy cat recipe)

Make whatever shape you want

If you want, you could easily make these lemon drizzle energy balls into lemon drizzle energy bars – just press them into sausage shapes and square them off with something flat. I tried shaping them into said shape, but when I wrapped one in cling film and popped it into my handbag, it ended up a sort of… squished poop shape. So, I stick with ball-like shapes instead. I have a handy container that houses 2-3 of these delights at a time.

Are you a lemonhead? Then I bet you’ll probably love these too:

Lemon Drizzle Energy Bites (Nakd Copycat!)

Eating a true lemon drizzle cake every day probably isn't a great idea - but you can enjoy these copycat lemon drizzle energy balls every day!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 98 kcal


  • 50 g almonds
  • 50 g cashews
  • 20 g coconut flakes
  • 50 g sultanas
  • 40 g pitted dates
  • ¼ tsp lemon extract


  • Put the almonds, cashews and coconut in a blender and blitz until they're a fine crumb.
  • Add the lemon extract, sultanas and pitted dates and blend until it comes together into one "lump".
  • Divide into 20 and roll into ball shapes. Done!
Lemon Drizzle Energy Balls (Nakd copy cat recipe)

8 thoughts on “Lemon Drizzle Energy Balls (Nakd Copycat!)

  1. Hi Luci, did you try using different ingredient proportions before deciding on this recipe? Looking at the handy percentages on the Nak’d packs, I worked out that for about the same size batch as in this recipe, they would have used 23g almonds, 13g cashews, 21g coconut, 40g raisins, 112g dates and about the same amount of lemon so I wonder if you’ve tried this at all?

    1. Hi Joe,
      I didn’t work out exact amounts, I just kept trying different combinations until I got something that I thought tasted like the Nakd bars 🙂

  2. Hi Luci, these sound so yummy! Can the coconut flakes be substituted with dessicated coconut instead? Thanks a lot 🙂

  3. Hi Luci,

    Did you use sultanas instead of raisins because that’s what you had in the cupboard, or was there another reason?

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