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.