Raw Apricot Coconut Balls

///Raw Apricot Coconut Balls

Raw Apricot Coconut Balls

These yummy apricot balls are a fun and easy recipe to make. It’s always nice to have a few of these on hand.


1 cup chopped dried apricots
1 cup sultanas
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 Tbsp. coarsely grated orange rind, preferably organic
1  1/2 cups shredded coconut
3/4 cup chopped raw pecans or walnuts
+ 1/2 cup shredded coconut


  • Combine apricots, raisins, juice and orange rind in a small bowl.
  • Cover and let stand for 1 hour or up to 1 day.
  • In a food processor or blender, chop the mixture finely and mix in 1 1/2 cups of coconut and all the pecans or walnuts.
  • Form about 1 tablespoon of the mixture into balls, roll in remaining coconut.
  • Let stand on parchment paper to dry for 8 hours or overnight.

(Can be stored in airtight containers, each layer on parchment paper, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.)

This is one of Diana’s 10 Favorite Sweet Healthy Holiday Desserts.

Two others in this group of ten are:

Hermit Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Delicious Apricot Peach Smoothie

Another great apricot recipe:

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By | 2017-10-29T15:41:51+00:00 December 16th, 2011|Recipes, Sugar Free Desserts|7 Comments

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  1. Mary Lowe December 18, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Hiya and many thanks for the recipes.

    In this one there is no mention of prunes in the ingredient list – but they are to be soaked with apricots and raisins in the instructions! – Are they optional extras and can we do without them as they are not my favourite!!


  2. Diana Herrington December 18, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Mary, that was a typo. They were in an original recipe instead of the raisins; I changed the recipe because the prunes were taking over the flavour of the apricots. So looks like my changing the recipe works for you. 🙂

  3. PAMELA December 19, 2011 at 2:28 am

    My husband does not like raisins, could I sub figs? Or what would you suggest?

  4. Diana Herrington December 19, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Yes you can substitute figs or prunes. Any recipe can be adjusted to make it with only ingredients you enjoy. Let us know how they work out and even better send a pic. 🙂

  5. Miranda January 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Do you let them stand for 8 hours in the fridge or on the bench?

  6. Diana Herrington January 11, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I left them out on my counter with a plate over the bowl.

  7. Miranda January 11, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Thanks Diana 🙂

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