As much as we hate to face reality, most of the Christmas goodies are gone, and it鈥檚 probably time to start living on something more nutritious than candy canes and Christmas cookies. If you鈥檙e finding it hard to wean yourself off the festive sugar feasting, look no further than these sticky, sweet apricot bites. They satisfy that sweet tooth while still being packed full of goodness. Take a couple out with you for a smart afternoon snack or to give you an energy boost before the gym. Or the gym you鈥檝e managed to squeeze into your tiny apartment. Five ingredients and 15 minutes is all you need to make enough of these bite-size snacks for a whole week!

Apricot Balls Recipe

Ingredients:
Makes 30-35 apricot balls

  • 鈥 陆 cup whole blanched almonds (without skins)
  • 鈥 陆 cup rolled oats
  • 鈥 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 鈥 1 packed cup dried apricots
  • 鈥 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
apricot energy balls ingredients

Instructions:

1. Place the blanched almonds in a food processor and pulse until they turn to fine crumbs (keep an eye on them, as they鈥檒l turn to a paste if you pulse for too long).

2. Add in the oats, almond extract and apricots and pulse again until the mixture becomes sticky and starts to clump together.

3. Place the shredded coconut on a plate. Scoop out a heaped teaspoon of the apricot mixture and roll into a ball in your hands. Roll in the shredded coconut and place on a plate or tray. Repeat until all of the mixture is used up.

  1. apricot energy balls step 1-2 collagePlace the blanched almonds in a food processor and pulse until they turn to fine crumbs (keep an eye on them, as they鈥檒l turn to a paste if you pulse for too long).聽Add in the oats, almond extract and apricots and pulse again until the mixture becomes sticky and starts to clump together.
  2. apricot energy balls step 3Place the shredded coconut on a plate. Scoop out a heaped teaspoon of the apricot mixture and roll into a ball in your hands. Roll in the shredded coconut and place on a plate or tray. Repeat until all of the mixture is used up.
  3. Apricot Balls RecipeStored in a sealed container in the refrigerator or at room temperature. These energy balls should last for one week.
Apricot Balls Recipe

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