Coconut Apricot Energy Balls
These Coconut Apricot Energy Balls are made with 6 simple ingredients, and come together in just 15 minutes! These energy balls make the perfect healthy snack or treat and are great for lunches, after the gym or when you need a little something sweet!
A simple healthy snack
One of my favourite snacks to make for meal prep is energy balls. I generally make my energy balls with dates, like these Salted Caramel Coconut Bliss Balls, but today I wanted to feature a different ingredient: Apricots!
Dried apricots are delicious and loaded with nutritional benefits. They’re high in potassium and vitamins and taste light and fresh!
Apricots also make a great binding ingredient in these energy balls, which helps make it easy to roll them up into bite-sized balls to snack on. If you’re not a fan of coconut, you can still enjoy this recipe and simply replace the coconut with some more cashews, or any of your favourite nuts.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- This recipe is easy to make. It has just 6 simple ingredients and comes together in just 15 minutes.
- These energy balls make the perfect healthy snack. Just grab a couple on the go and feel totally energized!
- The combination of apricots and coconut is light and fresh. These energy balls are also less sweet than traditional energy balls that are usually made with dates.
How to make Coconut Apricot Energy Balls
Add all the energy ball ingredients to a food processor and pulse until it forms a sticky dough.
Use your hands to roll 1 tbsp sized balls, then roll each ball into some shredded coconut.
Pop the energy balls in the fridge to chill and set for at least 2 hours. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Tips for making this recipe perfectly
- Make sure to use a fresh bag of dried apricots that still have a bit of moisture in them. If you’re apricots feel very dry, soak them in warm water for 2-3 minutes then drain them and proceed with the recipe.
- If you don’t have brown rice syrup, you can substitute it with any sticky sweetener. This ingredient helps bind everything together.
- I like to use raw cashews in this recipe, but you can also use blanched almonds.
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Coconut Apricot Energy Balls
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 16 servings 1x
- Category: Snack
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: Ameircan
These Coconut Apricot Energy Balls are made with 6 simple ingredients and make the perfect healthy snack!
- 1 1/2 cups dried apricots
- 1 cup raw cashews (can sub blanched almonds or macadamia nuts)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (plus extra for rolling)
- 2 tbsp brown rice syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until everything is mixed together. You should be able to easily press the mixture between your fingers to form a sticky dough.
- Scoop out 1 tbsp at a time of the mixture and use your hands to roll into a ball, then dip each ball into a plate of shredded coconut.
- Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours to set.
Make sure to use a fresh bag of dried apricots that still have a bit of moisture in them. If you’re apricots feel very dry, soak them in warm water for 2-3 minutes then drain them and proceed with the recipe.
If you don’t have brown rice syrup, you can substitute it with any sticky sweetener. This ingredient helps bind everything together.
I like to use raw cashews in this recipe, but you can also use blanched almonds.
- Serving Size: 1 ball
- Calories: 86
- Sugar: 3.5g
- Fat: 6g
- Carbohydrates: 7g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 2g
Keywords: Energy balls with coconut, apricot energy balls
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Simple and delicious. My kid and I both love them
So happy you enjoyed them!
Delicious and so easy to make!!!!
Thanks Veronica 🙂 Happy you enjoyed!
Hi Jess. I have had to remove a lot of foods from my diet. No longer can I indulge in red meat, wheat products or dairy (cow). Goat milk is not a problem. Can’t stand soy milk. Also can no longer eat seafood other than fish. Many of my favourite foods have had to go by the wayside. But most of the time I don’t miss them, even though I still cook for my family, because I feel so much better not eating them. I’m excited about looking through more of your recipes. I’m an avid cook and very creative at producing yummy meals with my new ‘diet’, but always good to get inspiration from other sources.
Hi Leigh, I hope you can find some inspo on the blog for recipes that suite your diet!
These are SO much nicer than the apricot ball recipe that uses condensed milk. These aren’t sickly sweet like the others. Being diabetic, I try to find recipes that are a healthier option of some of the age old sweets recipes . This is DEFINITELY a winner in my book. I used almonds instead of cashews as I prefer the taste. Now just need to find where I can buy some of the ingredients in bulk! 😁
Thanks Leigh! Definitely wanted to keep these healthy and all natural 🙂
Would this work with dessicated coconut?
Hi Mia, Yes! Desiccated and shredded coconut are the same thing 🙂
I absolutely love these! They are so easy to make! I like them as an afternoon snack. So easy to prepare them in the weekend for the coming days.
Thanks so much Carmen! Glad you enjoyed!
I made these to have as a sweet, low calorie snack after dinner (which is when I always get cravings and end up indulging in junk!)
They are DELICIOUS!!! I used honey as the sweetener, and only had roasted unsalted cashews in the cupboard, but they still turned out great. Thank you so much!!
So happy you loved the recipe Charlotte! They make a great little sweet snack!
Really delicous! Easy to make and soooo good. I tried the recipe yesterday but couldn´t resit to try them immediately.
Next I will try the salted caramek coconut bliss balls.
I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Have fun with the Salted Caramel ones, too – those are one of my favorites! 🙂
I love how, with all of your recipes, you give so many variations, depending on what type of flour we have in our cupboards, or if we want to switch it up, or make the recipes vegan. This makes attempting to switch to a healthier lifestyle a bit more simple. I don’t have to run out and completely restock my pantry! So awesome, and so flavourful.
Hi Kelly, thank you so much for the feedback! So happy it’s helpful!