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Coconut Apricot Balls

  • Author: Leanne
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 14 balls 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Coconut Apricot Balls are a no-bake healthy treat made with apricots, raisins, nuts and coconut. They’re naturally sweetened with honey and made without sweetened condensed milk. Store them in the freezer for a quick and easy snack or dessert!


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup whole raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup whole raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup natural almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup medium desiccated unsweetened coconut (divided)
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats

Instructions

  1. Place the apricots in a small bowl, cover with hot water and let soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the water and place the apricots in a food processor bowl.
  3. Add the raisins, almonds, cashews, almond butter, honey and almond extract. Process on high until combined, stopping a few times to scrape down the sides of the food processor bowl.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of coconut and the oats and process until just incorporated.
  5. Using a small cookie scoop, portion out the mixture and roll into 1.5-inch balls.
  6. Roll in the remaining 1/4 cup of coconut and chill in the refrigerator for a few hours before enjoying.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Notes

  1. This recipe makes 14 apricot balls. If you have a large and powerful food processor, you can double the recipe.
  2. Don’t skip the step of soaking the apricots. This softens them up so they easily blend in with the other ingredients. This is important if you don’t have a powerful food processor.
  3. The mixture will be sticky, so you may need to rinse your hands a few times while rolling the apricot balls. If it is too sticky, try adding a few more oats or refrigerating the mixture before rolling into balls.
  4. The total recipe time includes 30 minutes for the apricots to soak in hot water.
  5. Be sure to check out the other sections above the recipe card for more detailed advice and suggestions for making this recipe.

Keywords: apricot bliss balls, healthy apricot balls