These apricot bliss balls are a tasty little snack that come together in a flash with only 3 ingredients!
These healthy apricot balls were inspired by this 3-ingredient energy bar recipe from The Kitchn. They basically give you a formula to follow - equal parts nuts, dates, and dried fruit.
In this case, I used cashews, dried apricots, and Medjool dates.
I always loved dried apricots as a kid, and I wanted to see if they would work in a bliss balls recipe. I admit that I'm new to making these things. Yes, they're absolutely everywhere, but I can now see why.
They do really make a great snack or post-workout treat. Do keep in mind that the calories and sugar (although natural) aren't insignificant, so don't eat the whole batch at once. 😉
The texture is soft but satisfyingly chewy. Sort of like Eat More bars that aren't way past their prime if that makes any sense. 😛 I love the nutty and fruity combination.
I could just be paranoid, but I gave my food processor a bit of a break after each minute or so I spent processing this mixture. I have burned out food processor motors in the past, and I didn't want to chance wrecking my Kitchen Aid.
Processing nuts and dried fruit is hard work, and we should be nice to our beloved appliances, right?? I think so.
Will you give these apricot energy balls recipe a try?
Questions? Ask me in the comments below!
3-Ingredient Apricot Bliss Balls
A 3-ingredient vegan apricot energy bites recipe.
- 1 cup (about 1 dozen) Medjool dates pitted
- 1 cup dried apricots
- 1 cup unsalted cashews
- Measure out your dates, apricots, and cashews. Make sure to pit the dates if they aren't already. Add everything to the bowl of a food processor.
- To begin with, pulse the mixture to break everything up. Process on high for about a minute at a time, pausing to scrape down the sizes of your bowl. After about 3-5 minutes of processing, you should have a pretty consistent mixture.
- Once you're satisfied with how small everything is blended, roll the mixture into 1.5" balls. You should yield around 16 balls.
- The balls will be quite sticky and feel oily. I like to keep them in the fridge in an enclosed container. These will keep for at least a few weeks in the fridge and can also be frozen.
- This is the food processor I used to make this recipe.
Hope you love this apricot balls recipe!