Back in 2014 I posted a recipe for chocolate, date and nut truffles. My kids loved them and thought they really were eating chocolate truffles. Since then energy balls have become really popular with everyone and we make them a lot in the Sneaky Veg household. They are fantastic little snacks, made with natural ingredients (usually dates and nuts) and my kids absolutely love them.
This time I have a recipe for energy balls using apricots. I really fancied making some but we were out of dates and I’m pleased to say that they work really well with apricots too. This is such a versatile recipe and you can use whatever nuts you have to hand. It’s really nice with almonds but this time I used a bag of mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, brazil nuts and walnuts) and they’re so tasty.
Here’s how to make them:
Ingredients (makes around 12)
150g dried apricots, roughly chopped
100g mixed nuts or almonds
1 tbsp honey/maple syrup/agave nectar (optional)
1. Place the nuts in a food processor and pulse until you have the consistency of breadcrumbs.
2. Add the apricots, raisins and honey if using and continue to process until you the mixture comes together in one sticky lump.
3. With lightly oiled hands roll small amounts of the mixture into balls. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.
4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.