Are you looking for a healthy and delicious treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than these 3-ingredient apricot coconut balls! Made with only a few simple ingredients, these balls are not only tasty but also a nutritious snack or healthier dessert option.

3-Ingredient Apricot Coconut Balls

It hit me recently that I’ve never used dried apricots in any of my creations before. I used to eat dried apricots a lot when I went through my fad diet phase. I was a big yo-yo dieter before I studied nutrition and improved my relationship with food and my body. I remember one of the big things at the time was to snack on dried apricots instead of sweets/desserts to help kerb sweet cravings and lose weight. I used to restrict my diet so much and wouldn’t allow myself anything considered to be a ‘treats’ when I was on one of my calorie restricting diets.

Once I moved away from that diet culture mentality, I think a part of me still associated dried apricots with diets and that time in my life when I saw food as my enemy. That’s all changed now that I’ve rediscovered my love for them, especially in the form of these 3-ingredient apricot coconut balls.

Not only are these 3-ingredient apricot coconut balls incredibly delicious, but they’re also a healthier alternative to traditional sugary snacks. Packed with fibre, vitamins, and minerals, they make for a nutritious snack option. they’re satisfying and surprisingly filling. Great to have in the fridge for when you’re feeling snacky.

Why I love making these 3-ingredient apricot coconut balls:

These bite-sized treats are made by combining dried apricots, shredded coconut, and orange zest. The result is a burst of tangy sweetness in every bite!

Whether you’re looking for a healthy snack to keep you fuelled throughout the day or a better-for-you dessert to indulge in after dinner, these 3-ingredient apricot coconut balls are the perfect choice. They’re tasty, good for you and couldn’t be easier to make! 

The heavenly combination of apricots, coconut, and orange is what sets these 3-ingredient apricot coconut balls apart from other sweet treats. The tangy sweetness of the apricots perfectly complements the tropical flavour of the shredded coconut, while the hint of orange zest adds a refreshing citrusy twist.

The texture is amazing too, the blend of apricots with desiccated coconut and a splash of water creates the most delicious chewy texture. 

3-Ingredient Apricot Coconut Balls

What you need to make these 3-ingredient apricot coconut balls:

Dried apricots – dried apricots are high in dietary fibre, as well as a great source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin E, potassium, and iron. They’re also antioxidant power houses packed with antioxidants such as beta-carotene, and flavonoids. They’re naturally sweet, making them great to use in healthier desserts. Fresh apricots won’t work for this recipe. 

Desiccated coconut – coconut contains healthy fats, predominantly in the form of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs are easily absorbed by the body and can be quickly converted into energy. It’s also a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fibre.

Orange zest – I love adding a hint of orange to these 3-ingredient apricot coconut balls. I feel the flavour complements the sweetness of the apricots and creaminess of the coconut so well. You can omit if you prefer not to use. It won’t affect the texture. 

How to make these 3-ingredient apricot coconut balls:

  • Add everything to a food processor and blend until you have a smooth mixture.
  • Divide and shape into 11-12 equal balls, then dip in more desiccated coconut.
  • Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.

How to store your 3-ingredient apricot coconut balls:

Best stored in an air-tight container in the fridge. Keeps in the fridge for up to 1 week. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.

These 3-ingredient apricot coconut balls are:

  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Easy to make 
  • No-bake
  • A good source of fibre 
  • Packed with antioxidants
  • A source of iron
  • A great snack option
  • A lovely lighter dessert
  • Absolutely delicious

3-Ingredient Apricot Coconut Balls

Are you looking for a healthy and delicious treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than these 3-ingredient apricot coconut balls! Made with only a few simple ingredients, these balls are not only tasty but also a nutritious snack or healthier dessert option.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill time 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 11
Calories 87 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 220g dried apricots
  • 65g desiccated coconut more for coating
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp water or orange juice

Instructions
 

  • Add everything to a food processor and blend until you have a smooth mixture.
  • Divide and shape into 11-12 equal balls, then roll in more desiccated coconut.
  • Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

Best stored in an air-tight container in the fridge. Keeps in the fridge for up to 1 week. 

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 264mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 721IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apricots, coconut recipes, easy dessert, easy snack, healthy dessert, healthy snack, no added sugar, no-bake, vegan, vegan dessert, vegan snack
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