Have you heard of bliss balls? They’re easy to prepare and a healthy snack for kids, or anyone in the family. There’s no cooking involved, and you can even get the kids involved in making them. Here’s an easy recipe for bliss balls with apricot, dates and coconut.
Apricot, date and coconut bliss balls
Makes 12 balls
100g dried apricots, roughly chopped
25g unsweetened desiccated coconut
2 tsp melted coconut oil
8 fresh Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
2 tbsp unsweetened coconut milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch sea salt
Desiccated coconut, for rolling
1. Blend apricots, desiccated coconut and coconut oil on high in a food processor until they are finely chopped and starting to come together. Scrape down the sides periodically until it reaches a paste-like consistency.
2. Add dates, coconut milk, vanilla and salt, and pulse a few times until combined.
3. Shape the mixture into 12 balls that are 2.5cm in diameter, and roll in the remaining shredded coconut.
4. Refrigerate for at least an hour and up to five days. Bring to room temperature before eating.