The best Apricot, Coconut & Vanilla Bliss Balls


Golly gosh Milhouse I am kicking goals in the kitchen lately - I just seem to have so much inspiration and no amount of complaining that comes from Tom when he is on kitchen clean up duty will hold me back! (to be fair everyday is clean up duty for him if he wishes to be fed 37 meals a day - I drive a hard, but fair bargain around this neck of the woods).

Anyway enough about that business more about these apricot balls…. now these guys are a serious powerhouse snack with all of the vitamins and minerals. You want to know why?

Apricots: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium.

Coconut: high in fibre, vitamin C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6. Iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.

Coconut oil: anti bacterial and anti fungal, good source of healthy saturated fats to keep you satiated.

Almond meal: vitamin E, manganese, magnesium and fibre.

I always design my bliss balls with healthy fats and good quality protein in mind to keep me satiated I don’t want to eat 19 of them at once because I can’t sustain my hunger. Hence why if any dried fruits are used they are still natural sugar so I try to sustain my blood sugar levels by adding in healthy fats & protein to the recipe as well as a little touch of cinnamon. Cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar levels and makes everything taste like Christmas.


Preservative Free Apricots

Have you ever seen a preservative free apricot? Kind of look like possible wombat droppings however they taste soo beautifully chewy and naturally sweet unlike those tart, fluro orange buggers lathered with preservative 220.

A lot of other dried bulk goods contain preservative 220:

  • coconut

  • apricots

  • prunes

  • dried fruit mixes

  • wine

Yield: 20 + balls you choose what size

Apricot, Coconut & Chia Bliss Balls

prep time: 10 minscook time: total time: 10 mins


  • 1 cup dried apricots (preferably preservative free)
  • 1 cup desiccated/fine/shredded coconut
  • 1 cup almond meal (or oats for nut free)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds (black or white)
  • 2 tbsp raw honey or pure maple
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkle of salt is like swearing it enhances everything


  1. Throw all of the ingredients in the food processor - whiz the crap out of it. If you don't have a food processor I have no way to help you.
  2. Roll those balls until the cows come home, store them in the fridge for 2-3 weeks or freezer for 2-3 months. You can roll them in coconut or chia or fairy dust.
  3. If you have kids run some sort of sheltered workshop with them and their friends to roll bliss balls... I try to get Tom on board and he rolls 3 balls the size of tennis balls to try beat me at my own game. 
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