These no bake, four-ingredient Apricot Balls are sweet, nutritious, and absolutely simple to make.
Enjoy them as a snack food, party food, lunchbox treat or whenever else you fancy a little bite to eat.
Making Apricot and Coconut Balls: 4 ingredients
The four ingredients you’ll need to make these little snacks are:
- dried apricots
- almond meal
- desiccated coconut
- condensed milk.
Next: 4 simple steps
Step 1. Chop and blend
I buy dried apricots already chopped in the packet, however you can buy whole dried apricots and chop them by hand before using in the recipe.
You’ll need a food processor or food chopper for the first step. Simply blend all of the ingredients, apart from the condensed milk and additional coconut (for rolling).
Step 2. Add the condensed milk
Next, you add the condensed milk and mix well to combine.
Step 3. Roll
Scoop out a tablespoon of mixture and then roll the mixture into balls. Coat each ball by rolling in the additional coconut.
Step 4. Refrigerate
Place the balls onto a tray lined with baking paper and put into the fridge for at least a couple of hours to set.
These are so simple to whip together, but here are some answers to a few more common questions about this recipe.
Q. How many Apricot Balls does this recipe make?
A. You should end up with about 20 small balls. Of course, you can make them a little bigger or smaller depending on your preferences.
Q. How do you store these balls?
A. They can be kept in in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Q. Can you freeze these balls?
A. Yes, you can indeed. Freeze for up to 3 months and thaw before serving.
Q. Do I need to use dried apricots?
A. This recipe requires the dried version of this lovely fruit, rather than fresh apricots.
- 200 grams dried apricots, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups almond meal
- 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut
- 395 gram tin of condensed milk
- 3/4 cup desiccated coconut (extra for rolling)
- Combine all ingredients, apart from condensed milk and coconut for rolling, in a food processor or chopper. Process or chop for 30 seconds.
- Combine with condensed milk.
- Spoon out mixture with a tablespoon and roll into balls. Roll in remaining coconut and place on a tray lined with baking paper.
- Chill Apricot Balls in fridge for at least a few hours before serving.