2 cups of Dried Apricots
1 1/2 cups of Water
1 cup of Almond Meal
1/2 cup of Coconut Meal
1/2 cup of Fine Desiccated Coconut
1 teaspoon of ground Cardamon
1 teaspoon of ground Cinnamon
3/4 cup of ground Pistachios
Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes
Makes: 20-25 balls (pending size)
In a small pot place the 2 cups of Dried Apricots, add the 1 1/2 cups of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 5 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed by the apricots. They will become a little plump and soft. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
Place the Pistachios in a food processor or nut grinder to process. When ground remove and place aside in a bowl.
Place the Apricots, Almond Meal, Coconut Meal, Cardamon and Cinnamon in a food processor to combine well. Place the mixture in a bowl, add the fine desiccated Coconut and combine well.
The mixture should resemble a paste.
With wet hands take a small amount of the mixture and roll it between your palms into a ball shape. Repeat this process until you have made all the balls.
Coat each ball with the ground Pistachios. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate.
These are a great treat or snack. You will notice that they are not sweet as no extra sugar has been added. The sweetness is there from the apricots. If you prefer them a little sweeter feel free to add a little sugar. You may have some ground Pistachios left over. Place them in a well sealed glass jar to be used later.
What a healthy sweet snack! I would never thought I could create such a healthy snack…You are genius Milanka! <3 I loved how you used that red and white container to put those apricot delights inside…It seriously looked very pretty!!! 😉
Thanks Khloe. They also make a great little gift if you are visiting friends. Hence, the little red box….. A little bit of fun.. 🙂 <3
You’re welcome Milanka 🙂 What a wonderful idea to make it as a gift for friends! 😉 Thank you for the suggestion! <3
Looks scrumptious! Every time I come here you have another wonderful recipe to share. Thank YOU! Love, Amy
This blog is clearly designed to make me morbidly obese. 😉
Thanks for the lovely pictures and recipes.
No, No not at all. All in moderation Ben. I am currently in my second 12 week challenge, I exercise 5 days a week and eat 5 small meals a day. Breakfast is usually the largest meal. However, I treat myself on the weekend as I enjoy wine & good food. More on that later. Thank you for your visit & message. I will endeavor to post something lighter????? Let’s see how I go. 🙂 🙂
I’m just kidding, you. 🙂
Makes good chatting online. Good to hear you are kidding! 🙂