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).

Made from 5 ingredients – dried fruit, oats, desiccated coconut and coconut oil.. These little mini snacks are perfect when you may be feeling that you need a little something to keep you going till your next meal, but without added sugar.
Oh and our friends and family love them too. Make sure you give them a try and let us know how you go.
apricot and date balls

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
apricot and date 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.



apricot and date balls



apricot and date balls

Simple Apricot and Date Balls Recipe

5 from 1 vote
apricot and date balls
Apricot and Date Balls
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins

These little snacks are made from dried fruit with no added sugar

Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American, Australian
Keyword: bites, snacks, sweets, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 15
Calories: 85 kcal
  • 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.
  1. Using your kitchen food processor pop in the cup of rolled oats and wizz till a fine meal.
  2. Add the apricots to the coat mix and wizz till combined.

  3. Add the dates and wizz till combined as well.
  4. Lastly add the 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix till it forms a sticky paste.
  5. Roll into smallish sized balls and roll and coat in coconut.
  6. Reintegrate till firm and store covered in the fridge.
  7. Should make around 15-18 smallish sized balls.
Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Apricot and Date Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 312IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About Sonya

Apricot and Date Balls 1Helloooo, I'm Sonya and I'm one of those late starter's in the exercise department. (but you know you're never too late to start). A retired beauty therapist who likes geeking out in the online world, loves 4-legged fury friends, baking and gardening.