Healthy, quick, and easy-to-make Apricot Bliss Balls that are delicious, affordable, and perfect for school lunch box snacks.

Over the years I have purchased those yummy little fruit bites from the healthy food section at the supermarket to include in the kids lunchboxes. Looking more closely however, I realised they are filled with so much sugar, coated in sugar in fact – so I decided to try my hand at making my own (but minus the sugar!). The result was these delicious, affordable and very easy to make Apricot Bliss Balls.

We are on a mission to eat healthier in my house, and this is certainly one product I could make myself. These Apricot Balls were fun to make, and a much healthier option for the kids and their lunchboxes.

The balls felt a bit crumbly at first, but as you squeeze them into place the oil starts to combine the ball.

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Apricot Balls

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 18+ 1x
  • Category: [url href="https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/category/recipes/snack/"]Snacks[/url]

Ingredients

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  • 200g dried apricots
  • 200g desiccated coconut

Instructions

  1. Place apricots and coconut in food processor
  2. Process on high speed for several minutes.
  3. Roll and squeeze into small bite size balls.
  4. Store in airtight container in fridge to set for 4 hours.

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Thermomix Apricot Balls

  • Author: Katrina
  • Category: [url href="https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/category/recipes/snack/"]Snacks[/url]

Ingredients

Scale
  • 200g dried apricots
  • 200g desiccated coconut

Instructions

  1. Place apricots and coconut into Thermomix
  2. Mix speed 10 / 40-50 seconds or until mixture combines together (this may take a little while, keep blending until it happens)
  3. Roll into bite sized balls
  4. Store in the fridge

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16 comments

What happened May 23, 2014 - 4:14 PM

My apricot balls never came together. I processed in my TM off and on for about 5 minutes. Ended up having to squeeze them into balls rather than rolling???

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Suzmuzz July 25, 2014 - 10:44 AM

Mine didn’t come together without squeezing them hard, so I added a couple of splashes of orange juice and then they rolled fine. Will see how they are after refrigerating but my 4 year old couldn’t wait for them to chill and firm.

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Unorganised Working Mum July 30, 2016 - 3:15 PM

Mine didn’t come together without squeezing really hard either. I added a lot more apricots and it was easier but not perfect. I took a break because my hands got tired haha. Might add some OJ for the last bit

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Too dry? January 28, 2015 - 4:55 PM

Mine didn’t work either! I think my apricots were too dry? I’m soaking some extra ones to see if it comes together with those added in later.
What type of apricots do you use? The halved Australian ones or the whole Turkish ones?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 29, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Hi ladies, I just buy the homebrand Apricots. I do give them a really good blitz for at least a minute, your could add a little bit of honey if the mixture appears to be too dry.

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Vanessa January 30, 2015 - 2:00 PM

I just made these but instead of rolling into balls used a slice tin to set the mixture in and cut into small triangles. I used home brand apricots and coconut.

How long do they keep in the fridge?

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Hannah April 16, 2015 - 10:51 AM

Can these Apricot balls be frozen?

Thank you 🙂

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Kristy April 20, 2015 - 10:35 AM

My balls never came together so I added a tin of condensed milk I’m not sure how they will go but didn’t know what else I could use.

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Hannah April 20, 2015 - 10:53 AM

Can you let me know if this worked? Mine crumbled and I added honey but still didnt stick :/

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Too dry? April 20, 2015 - 12:28 PM

I also had really dry apricots which didn’t come together so soaked some more in water overnight, then drained chopped and added to the dry mix. They came together really well after that 🙂
Now I always soak the apricots first unless they are already very soft from the packet. Sometimes need to add a little extra coconut but just judge it as its mixing.

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Jude September 2, 2015 - 5:36 PM

I tried the recipe today and it was super quick and easy. I soaked the dried apricots in just-boiled water for about half an hour after reading some of the other comments. The mix came together beautifully on speed 10 after 1 minute. They look great rolled in coconut but I did miss the sweet condensed milk taste of my childhood! I wonder what they would be like with some dates or nuts added to the mix…

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Kate - Kat's Assistant September 3, 2015 - 8:35 AM

Hi Jude, i think adding dates would be really yummy! A great idea.:)

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Esther November 14, 2015 - 3:41 PM

These are delicious! The second time I made these I didn’t have enough apricots, so I added dates – really good too! I also add a bit of honey to help it all combine.

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Kate - Kat's Assistant November 16, 2015 - 8:35 AM

Ooh honey sounds like a nice addition, Esther. They are super yummy and make a delicious healthy snack.

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Andi October 26, 2019 - 5:27 PM

What could one use instead of coconut? I have a 12yr who struggles with the texture of dry coconut… which can get tricky finding or thinking of different ingredients for “bliss balls”.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 29, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Andi perhaps try one of these as they have no desiccated coconut in them (so long as your child is not allergic to nuts): https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/recipes/healthy-ferrero-rocher-balls/ OR https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/recipes/balls/chocolate-almond-brownie-bliss-balls/ – hope this helps 🙂 Kat x

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