These raw lemon bars are easy to make and great for feeding your friends because the recipe makes a pretty big batch. Still, you might not want to share! They're that good. The creamy date base is combined with fresh lemon and coconut to make a winning medley of flavors that will have everybody asking for seconds. With only a few simple ingredients (oats, dates, lemons, and coconut) you'll have delicious raw lemon bars to satisfy your sweet tooth! Plus, they're no-bake! No need to turn on that oven and heat up your whole home!

Raw Lemon Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]







  • 1.4 cups gluten-free oats
  • 7 ounces dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 small lemons, juiced and zested
  • 3.9 ounces unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • A pinch salt


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pit the dates and place them into a food processor along with the lemon juice, zest, and vanilla extract. Blend them well.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the desiccated coconut, oats, and salt. Place the date/lemon mixture into the mixing bowl and mix everything until it's fully combined.
  4. Pour the coconut base mixture into the lined baking tray and press down until the bars are compact. Pop them into the freezer to set.
  5. Once the lemon slab has set, carefully cut them into bars and place on a serving plate along with a sprinkling of icing sugar, ground oats, desiccated coconut, and a slice of fresh lemon.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 94 | Carbs: 13 g | Fat: 4 g | Protein: 2 g | Sodium: 0 mg | Sugar: 8 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.