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These apricot bliss balls are a tasty little snack that come together in a flash with only 3 ingredients!

a stack of apricot bliss balls

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.

food processor with ingredients for easy apricot bliss balls

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.

female hand holding three-ingredient apricot bliss ball

Will you give these apricot energy balls recipe a try?

Questions? Ask me in the comments below!

These apricot bliss balls are a tasty little snack that come together in a flash with only 3 ingredients!
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3-Ingredient Apricot Bliss Balls

A 3-ingredient vegan apricot energy bites recipe. 
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 16 balls


  • 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. 

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  1. Cupcake Mama Sia says:

    5 stars
    I just made these and they are divine! I have to confess that I added 2 tablespoons of white chocolate bits and they are amazing. Thank for recipe.

    1. Natasha says:

      Awesome!! Love the white chocolate bits idea 🙂

  2. Mallory Dittmer says:

    5 stars
    I made these and rolled them in unsweetened shredded coconut. My 4 year old loves them and I do too!

    1. Natasha says:

      So glad to hear it! Thanks for letting me know. ♥️

  3. Alena says:

    5 stars
    Great healthy snack idea for kids, thanks!

    1. Natasha says:

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  4. Erica |HT| says:

    5 stars
    What a simple and interesting recipe, dried apricots are my favorite, it goes well with nuts. I think I can try adding flax seeds or sesame seeds or something like that.

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you! And absolutely… I think you could definitely experiment with this one!

  5. Kristen @ The Endless Meal says:

    5 stars
    I so NEED these in my life right now. I’ve got such a snack craving right now and these would be the perfect healthy way to curb that. Making them!

    1. Natasha says:

      Excellent! Hope you love them. 🙂

  6. Lindsay | With Salt and Pepper says:

    YUM!!! I haven’t done this with apricots and totally will now. Great idea!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you! They’re really good. 🙂

  7. Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says:

    So easy AND delicious I’m sure! Yay for easy 3 ingredient recipes Natasha! Can’t wait to try.

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you, Mary Ann! Let me know if you do try them. 🙂

  8. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    5 stars
    I absolutely love energy bits, or bliss balls, or whatever these delicious things are called! And you seriously could NOT have picked three better ingredients!! I bet these taste like sheer bliss! AND obviously SO much better than an “Eat More bars that aren’t way past their prime”. That made me giggle! Pinned! Cheers, dear!

    1. Natasha says:

      Hehe thanks, Chey. 🙂