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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!
5 from 6 votes

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

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

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

  6. 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!