Lemon Cake Balls (no bake)

Condensed milk, crushed biscuits, coconut and lemon – a match made in heaven. These balls are easy to make whether you have a Thermomix, food processor or do it by hand. They are great to keep in the freezer for when unexpected guests pop around or you just need something sweet to get you through the afternoon. I can’t get enough of these things!


Amanda (Simple home cook)

Lemon Cake Balls (no bake)

Lemon Cake Balls (no bake)

Makes 32 balls

1 pkt milk arrowroot biscuits
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
3 tsp lemon rind
1 tin condensed milk (400g)
1 ½ cups desiccated coconut
½ cup extra coconut for rolling (tinted with yellow colouring if you like)


  1. Process biscuits in a food processor until they resemble crumbs. If you don’t have a food processor, you can do this by hand by placing biscuits into a zip lock bag and crushing with a rolling pin. 
  1. Add lemon juice, rind, condensed milk and coconut (1 ½ cups) to the biscuits. Process or mix until combined.
  1. Roll a tablespoon of mixture into balls and place into extra coconut. Roll around to cover the balls. I tint my extra coconut with a few drops of yellow colouring for effect. Place in airtight container in the fridge or freezer. 

Lemon Cake Balls (no bake)

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    April 29, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    My mix is extremely sticky! Do I need to add more cookies so it’s drier and more like cake?

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      Kelly - Be A Fun Mum
      April 30, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      The mixture should be a bit sticky, and that is why you roll it in coconut at the end. You should be able to ball it up though. If it’s too sticky, you can add some coconut or biscuit.

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    September 12, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    When you say 3 tsp lemon rind, do you mean just zest or to actually slice up the rind to add in?

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    Rentia Brimfield
    July 4, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Can you use a different biscuit like Rich Tea biscuits?

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    December 11, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Can a liquor be added to recipe?

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    Amber Hill
    November 14, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    These are now my go-to easy snack ball recipes for the kids (and adults haha!). Perfect for taking out and about and a hit on our last camping trip. I like them better than the standard lemon slice recipe. Yay!

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    August 29, 2022 at 5:22 am

    Is there a way to make these without the coconut? I know my husband would love them but he hates coconut?! ?

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    Brigitte Theuma
    December 23, 2023 at 4:48 am

    You could grind some nuts and roll the balls in it.

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