These Simple Apricot and Date Balls are one of the first snacks that we made when first started Just One Bite At A Time.
It’s become one of our go to snacks and they are super easy to make when you’re in a hurry. (Prob’s only 15 mins total time).
What Ingredients do you Need for Apricot and Date Balls?
Simple – Only 5 Ingredients is all you need to make these yummy bite sized snacks.
- Rolled Oats – blitzed to a fine floury texture
- Apricots – Sweetened by the sun and very orange
- Dates – we used dried packaged dates for this recipe
- Coconut Oil – 2 tabs to bind it all together
- Coconut = desiccated to coat these lovely little balls
How to make this recipe
After blitzing up the ingredients you add the melted coconut oil and form into small bitesize balls.
We’ve found that blitzing up the dates, apricots and oats is easier done separately rather then altogether in the one bowl at the one time.
If the dates and apricots seem rather hard or firm, you can warm them (only slightly) in the microwave to soften before blitzing up.
Add all the ingredients back into the food processor along with the melted coconut oil to combine. If needed add a little water to create cohesiveness or a squeeze of orange juice.
Simple Apricot and Date Balls Recipe
These little snacks are made from dried fruit with no added sugar
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup of dried apricots
- 1 cup of packaged dry dates seeds removed
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- coconut to coat the balls in.
Using your kitchen food processor pop in the cup of rolled oats and wizz till a fine meal.
Add the apricots to the coat mix and wizz till combined.
Add the dates and wizz till combined as well.
Lastly add the 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix till it forms a sticky paste.
Roll into smallish sized balls and roll and coat in coconut.
Reintegrate till firm and store covered in the fridge.
Should make around 15-18 smallish sized balls.
If you would like to reduce the sweetness add 1/2 a cup of cashews and only add in 1/2 a cup of dates.