There is so much to love about these creations. Let me elaborate.
1- As previously mentioned, they satisfy your sweet tooth while at the same time being ridiculously good for you.
2- They take a measly few minutes and minimum effort to put together. Just a food processor and some messy rolling action, which is a big fun bonus to me.
3- There is no strict recipe. You can pretty much just throw in whatever dried fruit, nuts, spices, super-foods you have lying around in your pantry and always end up with something scrumptious. They are very hard, if not impossible to mess up.
4- They are EXCELLENT as an energy snack on the go. They supply you with an instant boost of energy and are quite filling because of all the nutritious ingredients in them. You can just grab a couple in a plastic container and know that you have a tasty pick-me-up whenever you feel a little peckish.
5- They make FANTASTIC gifts. I am so over buying a cake whenever I am invited to someone’s home. Seriously, enough already! They are expensive, unhealthy, HUGE and terribly unoriginal. I don’t know about you guys, but receiving a handmade, homemade unique gift packed with love like this beats a store-bought, last-minute purchase ANY day. All you need is a pretty jar (which are very affordable from dollar stores or kitchen supply shops) and a few minutes in the kitchen the day before. A ribbon is just a cute added bonus.
6- They are quite adorable, and kids just love them. For all they know, it’s as good as you giving them a candy bar…little do they know you are secretly doing a victory dance in your head for tricking them into eating something so healthy.
- • 1 cup raw nuts (i used almonds here, feel free to mix it up)
- • 1 cup dried, unsweetened apricots
- • 1 tsp vanilla
- • 2 tbsp coconut oil
- • 1 tbsp raw honey
- • 1-2 tbsp water (or coconut or almond milk)
- • pinch of sea salt
- • unsweetened desiccated coconut, for rolling
- Place nuts in food processor. Blitz until finely chopped, but not completely powdered.
- Add all other ingredients except water, process until well mixed and chopped.
- Add the water/liquid of choice a little at a time, just until the mixture starts coming together and is sticky.
- Prepare a wide plate or tray next to you, and spread a generous layer of the dessicated coconut into it.
- Now, the fun part. Wet your hands slightly with cold water, and scoop up approximately teaspoonfuls of the mixture and roll it into tight balls. Place the balls into the prepared plate, and roll them into the coconut until well coated.
- Place in the fridge to firm up, then they may be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks...although I highly doubt they will last that long.