Those Apricot Coconut Balls with dried fruits and coconut makes an awesome healthy Halloween treats for kids for school or hand out. A fun and easy bliss ball recipe with a scary monster look, ready in 10 minutes in your food processor. Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
Apricot Coconut Balls a natural scary Halloween treats for kids
This year my little girl will celebrate her first Halloween party. She is almost 4 years old so I thought it was the right age to starts the candy mania collection.I am not very worry about it because she is very aware of the danger of sugar. But as a healthy conscious mama who don’t eat refined sugar myself I choose to develop some fun and healthy Halloween treats for her. She loves any kinds of bliss balls specially my coconut balls so those apricot coconut balls are perfect. It is orange and it contains her favorite flavors.
I love dried apricot in bliss balls. First, because dried apricot is one of the okay dried fruits to control my sugar level. It contains only 21 g of natural sugar per 100g which is 4 times less than dates. Then the orange color match the Halloween colors.
This apricot coconut balls is super simple to make – you probably have all the necessary ingredient in your pantry. It is a combo of 4 ingredients – no added sweetener here – simply apricots, coconut, coconut oil, almond meal and vanilla processed with minutes into a food processor. If your kids can’t bring nuts at school you can simply makes those apricot coconut balls nut free – swap the almond meal by oat flour. It is also much cheaper to use oat flour and the result will be as delicious. This recipe makes about 16 apricot coconut balls. I choose to decorate each truffles with desiccated coconut that I colored in orange with natural carrot juice but you can also use natural orange food paste coloring. Enjoy the recipe and happy Halloween!
Those Apricot Coconut Balls with dried fruits, coconut makes an awesome healthy Halloween treats for kids for school or hand out. A fun and easy bliss ball recipe with a scary monster look, ready in 10 minutes in your food processor. Vegan, gluten free party food.
In a food processor, with the S blade attachment, add the dried apricot, almond meal, desiccated coconut, vanilla extract and melted coconut oil.
Process on low speed first then increase to high speed for about 1-2 minutes or until it forms a consistent batter.
Stop the food processor and use your hands to shape small balls, rolling the batter with your hands. You should be able to make 16 apricot balls.
To decorate the balls roll them into desiccated coconut. You can color the coconut by adding some desiccated coconut into a zip-able plastic bag with few drops of carrot juice, turmeric powder (or natural food paste orange coloring). Simply rub the coconut into the bag with the juice/turmeric (or natural food coloring) until you achieve the color you like. Add more juice/turmeric until it reach the color you like. If you use carrot juice it may be moist but it will dry well at room temperature.
Use the tint desiccated coconut to roll your truffles.
You can store the truffles up to 2 weeks in any airtight container at room temperature - they will stay soft.
Store very well in the fridge up to one month. They will get harder so remove them from the fridge 1 hour before to enjoy their soft and moist texture.
Nut free option: replace almond meal by oat flour
Apricot: I used fresh dried apricot. If your apricot are not fresh and a bit dry, simply cover them with hot water for 2 minutes, drain and squeeze out all the extra water before using in this recipe.
Nutrition panel is for one apricot ball.