These apricot bliss balls are a deliciously sweet, healthy treat. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans these healthy energy balls are perfect for snack time.
Energy balls, or bliss balls, are really popular with everyone here. We make them a lot in the Sneaky Veg household.
They are fantastic little snacks, made with natural ingredients (usually dates and nuts).
My kids are guaranteed to devour them.
Apricots work just as well as dates
If you've made energy balls before, chances are you used dates.
If you fancy a change then why not try making this recipe that uses dried apricots instead?
Make it your own
This is a very versatile recipe. You can use whatever nuts and seeds you have to hand.
These bliss balls are really nice with almonds. However, you could also use a bag of mixed nuts (eg almonds, cashews, brazil nuts and walnuts) for extra tasty results.
I also often make them with seeds instead. This means I can send them in to school in my children's lunchboxes. It's a nut free school due to allergies.
It also means the kids get some of the nutrients from the seeds, which I can't usually persuade them to snack on.
How to make bliss balls
Bliss balls, also known as energy balls usually contain dried fruit - such as dates - which are blended with oats, nuts, seeds and sometimes fresh fruit as well.
You will need a high powered blender or a food processor to make them.
- Pulse your nuts and/or seeds until they're well chopped.
- Pit and chop your dried fruits. Place them, with all the other ingredients into the food processor, and pulse until broken down into a dough.
- Once the mixture has broken down use your hands to roll into little balls.
- Although energy balls can be eaten straight away I prefer the consistency after they've chilled in the fridge for half an hour.
How to store them
Energy balls are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
They also freeze really well.
Other energy ball recipes
If you like this you might like some of my other energy ball recipes:
- Chocolate peanut butter energy balls
- Apple and fig energy balls
- Coconut, almond and raspberry bliss balls
- Nut free coconut snowballs
- Carrot cake energy balls (nut free)
- Raw blackberry energy balls
- Cashew and ginger energy balls
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How to make apricot bliss balls
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Apricot energy balls
- 150 g dried apricots roughly chopped
- 100 g mixed nuts or seeds
- 30 g raisins
- 1 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar optional
- Place 100g mixed nuts or seeds in a food processor and pulse until broken down. Take care not to overdo it - you don't want it to turn into nut butter.
- Add 150g chopped apricots, 30g raisins and 1 tbsp maple or agave syrup (if using). Continue to process until the mixture comes together in a sticky lump.
- With lightly oiled hands roll small amounts of the mixture into balls. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.