2 cups (300 g) dried apricot halves (I like Australian apricots best)
1 cup (70 g) shredded coconut
½ cup (45 g) rolled oats
¼ cup coconut oil, melted – optional depending on moisture in apricots
(Turkish apricots are more moist so you can use less oil, sometimes none
1. Put all ingredients into a food processor and process for a minute or
two or until well combined.
2. Transfer mixture to a bowl for safety and ease of working. Using your fingers or a measuring spoon, roll approximately 2 tablespoons of mixture into a ball. Give the ball a good squeeze to ensure it binds. Repeat with remaining mixture to make 18-20 balls.
3. Cover and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes before eating.
TIP: Apricot Balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 1 week or the freezer for a month (if you resist!)
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