• Makes 20
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 4 Ingredients


A sweet little snack that requires no added sugar, and is great in lunch boxes or at afternoon tea time.

Ingredients (makes 20 individual balls)

  • 1 cup juicy dried apricots, diced
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut + extra for rolling
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 3-4 tbsp orange juice


  1. Put all the ingredients into your blender, and blend until throughly combined. Some chunks are perfectly fine, and can improve the texture. But if you want yours perfectly pureed you may have to stick at it for a little longer.
  2. Cover a chopping board with the extra dessicated coconut, then remove spoonfuls of the mixture and roll them into balls. Roll them around the chopping board gently until they have been covered in coconut.
  3. Put into an airtight container and chill, if you want them more solid, or enjoy right away.


I made these an al alternative to the recipes that normally pad out the balls with biscuits and sweetened condensed milk, and both children and adults alike loved them. This recipe is also on my blog, ineedafeed.wordpress.com

  • This recipe looks so easy. Must give it a try, Wonder how the dried apricots will blend.


  • No blender here so that makes it hard :(


  • These would be nice for lunch boxes, parties or Christmas. Thanks. Lovely recipe


  • These are great for the lunch boxes too


  • These are an old favourite. Kept in the fridge they make a perfect mid afternoon snack. A little bit of sweetness without overdoing the calories.


  • Does anybody have an alternative for coconut please?


  • So easy to make ummm yum


  • i did not realise they were so easy to make!


  • Apricot balls – such a sweet favourite.


  • Delicious treat thanks for sharing


  • Mmm, not many ingredients, but I think they’ll still be yum. Maybe a good replacement snack for those trying to be healthy


  • oh how simple and delicious, I want to make these now, guess I had better go and buy the dried apricots first.


  • I love the idea of these as something a little different to truffles. I know my Mum will love these too.


  • Look very simple to make and great healthwise. Unfortunately not for someone who is allergic to citrus


  • Kids love these in their lunch boxes as they have been around for years. You can add a variety of products to them. E.G grated carrots or saltanas or even grated zucchini. Xxxx


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