Raw Apricot Coconut Balls

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

Adding a few raisins or sultanas that are unsweetened and unsulfured adds some more sweetness to this mix. Raisins are a healthy, tasty food when eaten in moderation. They are a good source of nutrients and add a tasty sweetness to desserts and snacks. According to Medical News Today, they have many health benefits.

Raw Apricot Coconut Balls


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 the apricots, raisins, juice and orange rind in a small bowl.
  • Cover the bowl 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 the balls in the 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:

Gingerbread Cake (Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free) – This cake is delicious! The heat of the ginger balances off the sweeter elements so it doesn’t feel heavy.
Hermit Cookies (Gluten-Free) – These delicious gluten-free hermit cookies are not overly sweet which is why we like them.
Delicious Apricot Peach Smoothie
Another apricot recipe that is easy to make and full of nutritious ingredients:
Delicious Apricot Peach Smoothie – This apricot peach smoothie is delicious for the summer and so easy to make.

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7 thoughts on “Raw Apricot Coconut Balls”

  1. 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. 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. 🙂

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