Sue’s Best Apricot Bliss Balls [recipe]

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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.

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Method:

  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.

Enjoy!!