- they’re quick & easy to whip up
- they’re a great snack to take on the run or pack in a lunch box
- they’re fun to make which means you can get the kids involved
- the flavour combinations are endless – experiment!
- they store well and are freezable
Being a fan of dried apricots I wanted to create a bliss ball recipe containing them. Pairing apricot with coconut was a no brainer and using a nut meal provides healthy fats and keeps them wheat free.
1 cup of almonds (I’ve also used macadamias with success)
1 cup of shredded coconut
10-12 medjool dates, pitted
1/2 tsp vanilla or almond essence
2 tbs water
1 tbs coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup (or more!) of dried apricots
Process the nuts and coconut in your food processor until reasonably fine but still a little crumbly.
Add the rest of the ingredients except the dried apricot. Process until a dough forms. Start with 10 dates but add more if the consistency isn’t doughy enough.
Add the apricots and pulse until combined. If you over-process it you won’t have chunks of apricot in your bliss balls which I personally like but you may prefer them more subtle.
Roll spoon full’s of the mixture into balls with your hands. I get about 20-30 balls but it depends on the size you make them.
Roll them through desiccated coconut or shake in a zip lock bag with coconut. Crushed nuts would be nice too, or even bee pollen.
Refrigerate for a couple of hours before consuming, and keep stored in the fridge in an air tight container.