No-Bake Lemon Poppy Seed Donut Holes

No-bake lemon poppy seed donut holes are a delightful and easy-to-make treat that requires minimal effort. Here’s a simple recipe for you to try:


For the Donut Holes:

  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted (about 10-12 dates)
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Two tablespoons poppy seeds
  • One tablespoon of coconut oil melted
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon (optional)


Prepare the Donut Hole Mixture:

In a food processor, combine pitted dates, raw cashews, lemon zest, poppy seeds, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Process the mixture until it forms a sticky dough-like consistency.

Form Donut Holes:

Scoop out small portions of the mixture and roll them into bite-sized donut holes. Place them on a parchment-lined tray.

Chill in the Freezer:

Put the tray with the donut holes in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes to firm up.

Prepare the Lemon Glaze:

In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and freshly squeezed lemon juice until you achieve a smooth glaze. Add lemon zest if desired for extra flavor.

Coat the Donut Holes:

Remove the donut holes from the freezer and dip each one into the lemon glaze, ensuring they are fully coated. You can use a fork or toothpick to help with the dipping process.

Set on Parchment Paper:

Place the glazed donut holes back on the parchment-lined tray.

Chill Again:

Return the tray to the freezer or refrigerator to allow the glaze to set.

Serve and Enjoy:

Once the glaze is firm, your no-bake lemon poppy seed donut holes are ready to be enjoyed! Serve them chilled for a refreshing treat.

Feel free to get creative and add more lemon zest or poppy seeds for extra flavor and texture. These no-bake donut holes are perfect for a quick and satisfying dessert or snack.

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