Apricot energy balls are made with simple ingredients and just sweetened with dried fruit and a little maple syrup.
- 3/4 cup (130 g) dried apricots
- 1 cup (90 g) old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup (60 g) chopped raw walnuts or pecans
- 1/2 cup (50 g) unsweetened shredded coconut (plus extra for rolling)
- 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- pinch of salt
- Soak the dried apricots in warm water for 10-15 minutes.
- Drain the apricots and place them in a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients, blend until it forms into a sticky dough and it starts to clump together.
- If everything is finely chopped but still not coming together, add a teaspoon of water at a time until the dough comes together in a sticky clump.
- Once the ingredients are broken down, scoop out about a tablespoon and squish the dough together with your palm and roll it using your hands to shape it into a ball.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, the apricot energy balls will firm up while in the fridge and be less sticky.
The dough should come together in the food processor and be sticky, you should be able to squeeze it together to form a ball, if not the dough is too dry, add a teaspoon of water at a time and process for roughly 5 seconds to see if the dough comes together. If it doesn't add another teaspoon of water and try again. Process the dough long enough to incorporate the water into the mixture. How much water you'll need depends on the moisture content of your dried apricots.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: snack
- Method: blender
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: apricot energy bites, apricot oat balls, dried apricot recipes vegan