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Apricot Energy Balls [Vegan]

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It only takes TWO ingredients and a few minutes and you have these amazing, vegan Apricot Energy Balls!

I had a random hankering to make some apricot balls recently, despite my intense dislike for dried fruit! I had never made them before, so I did some research. All the recipes I found had butter and condensed milk though, so I figured I would just source plant-based alternatives. I also wanted the Apricot Balls to have a lovely smooth texture.

In my first attempt, I skipped the butter but bought some soy condensed milk and they were nice. Then, I made some without any sweeteners. The apricots are sweet enough so I figured, why add sugar. Because I didn't add a sweetener I needed less coconut, so these are quite soft. After some refrigeration, they will firm up. Enjoy!

Apricot Energy Balls [Vegan]

Serves

24

Cook Time

5

Ingredients

  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups of “soft and juicy Mediterranean” apricots
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • An additional ¼ cup of desiccated coconut

Preparation

  1. Blend the first 2 ingredients in a food processor, until they are combined and smooth in texture.
  2. Place the additional ¼ cup of coconut onto a tray.
  3. Roll the apricot mixture into balls, about a heaped teaspoon per ball. Place the balls onto the tray where you put the additional coconut. Shake the tray back and forth until all the balls are covered in coconut.
  4. Serve straight away or place the apricot balls into an air tight container and refrigerate.

Notes

If you can’t find “super juicy apricots" which are much stickier than normal apricots, just add a little pure maple syrup when you blend the apricots and coconut together. You may also need to coat the balls in a little water when you roll them in the additional coconut.

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The Kind Cook is the creation of Melanie from Melbourne, Australia.  Mel is a qualified chef who trained and cooked professionally in Australia for 10 years. She then lived and worked professionally in Canada and the UK. She is an avid world traveler, vegan food blogger, cooking teacher, impassioned food photographer, freelance magazine writer  and zealous foodie of over twenty years.


 

 



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Joanne Jensen
1 Years Ago

I follow recipes closely as I am not good or creative in the kitchen. It would have been really helpful if you would have put DRIED apricots in recipe. As a writer and recipe writer, you should know the difference a word makes in recipes. The description "soft and juicy Mediterranean" apricots does not tell me they are DRIED. Sounds like fresh to me. I never made made apricot balls before, and I really like the simplicity of your recipe. However, apricots are expensive in Minnesota on a tight budget, and now I have 2 cups of apricot-coconut soup that I don\'t know what to do with it. Maybe I didn\'t think it through all the way, but a correct description of ingredients is essential in any recipe. When I\'m past being upset about wasting 5 beautiful apricots, I will try this again with DRIED apricots.


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Gonzalo Díaz
1 Years Ago

Can i use peaches instead of apricots?


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