I think I’ve mentioned that we are currently trying to make all of our food from scratch. And I mean EVERYTHING! We’re talking bread, tortillas, salsa, taco seasoning, chocolate drinking mix and the list goes on and on… As a result of this, the other day I spent (no joke) four+ hours in the kitchen, prepping some basics. All so we can avoid added salt. Ugh! Double ugh! because I actually quite like salt. But that’s another story… So with all this time spent in the kitchen of late, it’s so nice to have a recipe that is not only quick and easy, but also delicious. Bring on the Almond and Apricot Bliss Balls for a healthy treat!
When The Big J let me know late last night that he needed something for a work morning tea today, these Almond and Apricot Bliss Balls were a no-brainer (and I don’t mean the zombie type). And one of the best things about these Almond and Apricot Bliss Balls (other than the minimal kitchen time required), is the flavour. The apricots add a sweetness, whilst the almonds and coconut give a delightful crunch. Hopefully The Big J’s workmates enjoy these as much as I do.
Still not convinced to try my Almond and Apricot Bliss Ball recipe? Maybe this article about almonds and apricots reducing your risk of cancer might convince you. So what are you waiting for, give these a try today – you won’t be disappointed.
- 1 cup almonds
- ½ cup apricots
- ½ cup coconut
- 8 small dates
- 2tbs coconut oil
- extra coconut for rolling
Cover the almonds with boiling water and set aside for 1/2 hour. Ok, I know, 1/2 an hour isn’t exactly fast, but it’s not like you have to heat the water with matches or anything… Although you can skip this step, soaking the almonds will soften them, making it easier to break them down in the food processor.
Add almonds, apricots, coconut, dates and coconut oil to a food processor. Blitz until all ingredients are finely chopped.
Roll in to dessertspoonful sized balls, just slightly smaller than a golf ball.
Use the extra coconut to coat the balls.
Store in a fridge for up to five days (like they’re going to last that long).