Nut Free Apricot, Oat and Coconut Bliss Balls

“Bliss balls” have taken over the internet the past year, and for good reason too. They are of course a quick, easy, no bake snack that can be enjoyed on the go, and most importantly are packed with ingredients that actually nourish the body rather then cause inflammation and spikes in sugar levels. Although an ideal option, most bliss ball recipes contain tree nuts as their base, such as almonds and cashews – a great source of protein, healthy fats and minerals, but not so great for those with tree nut allergies! So if you’ve been looking for a nut free version, then look no further!

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This recipe is made with dried apricots, wholegrain oats and coconut, and is a perfect snack for anyone on the go and with a sweet tooth! Plus, if you’re a fan of apricot muesli bars, give these a whirl first before heading back to the supermarket. Most of the time, these types of bars are filled with refined sugar, preservatives and even colouring that just isn’t needed when you can make them so quickly and inexpensively at home with natural ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sulphur-free dried apricots
  • ¾ cup wholegrain oats
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp of the apricot water
  • extra desiccated coconut for rolling

Soak the dried apricots in a cup of hot water for 10-15 minutes to soften. Drain the excess water and set this aside. Place the apricots and the remaining ingredients in a food processor and blend until combined. Scoop spoonfuls of the mixture and roll into bite sized balls.

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