Healthy Christmas Desserts Part 3: Apricot and Coconut Bliss Balls
The final instalment of my Healthy Christmas Desserts series is a new favourite recipe of mine! These little apricot and coconut balls of goodness are quick to make, require minimal ingredients and are sooo delicious – they remind me of these apricot bites we had at the school tuckshop when I was younger – 5c a piece! Remember when you could buy things for 5c?!
I recommend that you try to find organic apricots in this recipe as they are sulphur dioxide free (which is an additive that can cause irritation in the gut). I have made these nut-free for anyone with nut allergies, but you can also substitute the oats with almond meal which will also give them a nice little boost of protein! As always these are gluten and dairy free!
I will definitely be making these again as a go-to-snack post-Christmas 🙂
150g apricots finely diced (approx. 1 cup)
½ cup organic oats
6 medjool dates
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 Tbsp tahini
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp water
Pinch of sea salt
Extra desiccated coconut for rolling
Blend all ingredients in food processor. Tip: add the apricots and dates first to dice into small pieces, then gradually add remaining ingredients.
Scoop 1 Tbsp mixture and roll into a ball, then coat in desiccated coconut.
Repeat with remaining mixture.
Set in fridge for 1-2 hours and then serve.
Keeps in fridge for about 2 weeks (or freezer for a couple of months).