Sue’s Best Apricot Bliss Balls [recipe]


And bliss they are! So yum, easy to make and full of good things.

I made these for the Lorna Jane ‘Love You’ Activation that IOF was part of last month and they were gobbled right up! I hope you enjoy them just as much as I do.

Apricot Bliss Balls

Makes 20-30 depending on the size you make them.


  • 1 cup of almonds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 10-12 pitted medjool dates
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1tbs coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup of dried apricots
  • Desiccated coconut or crushed nuts (for the outside)


  1. Whizz the nuts and coconut in your food processor until reasonably fine, but still crumbly.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the dried apricots, and whizz until a dough forms. Start with 10 dates and add more if the consistency isn’t doughy enough.
  3. Add the apricots and pulse until combined. Don’t over-whizz or you wont get the delish chunks of apricot in your bliss balls – but each to their own!
  4. Roll spoonfuls of the mixture into balls with your hands.
  5. Roll them through the desiccated coconut or crushed nuts to coat.
    *Another way to coat your bliss balls is to put them, and whatever you’re using to coat them with, in a zip lock bag and shake!
  6. Refrigerate for a couple of hours before eating (if you can wait… I never can) and keep stored in the fridge in an airtight container.