White Chocolate, Coconut & Apricot Balls

Quick & easy no-bake White Chocolate, Coconut & Apricot Balls made with sweetened condensed milk take less than 10 minutes and are the perfect little treat! 

A blue and white striped plate topped with a pile of round balls covered in coconut.

Whether you’re after a cheeky little late-night treat, a lunchbox snack or just something fun to make with the kids, these white chocolate, coconut and apricot balls are just what you need!

Coconut and apricot balls on a white and blue plate.

4 Ingredient White Chocolate & Apricot Balls

Here’s why you’re going to love these sweet little apricot balls:

  • 10 minutes prep time
  • suitable to make in a food processor, blender, Thermomix or with a knife
  • a simple recipe that’s great for the kids to make
  • … and just 4 basic ingredients!

The Ingredients

  • dried apricots – these can be bought in the dried fruit section of any supermarket or grocer.
  • sweetened condensed milk – I recommend using full fat sweetened condensed milk for this recipe as it tends to set firmer than the skim version.
  • white chocolate – you can use either white chocolate chips/bits or a block of white chocolate broken into pieces. Chop in a food processor, blender or Thermomix (or chop with a knife) until very finely chopped.
  • desiccated coconut – this is a type of fine coconut that is perfect for coating the apricot balls.
White chocolate bits, dried apricots, sweetened condensed milk and coconut.

How To Make Apricot Balls

These delicious little apricot treats couldn’t be easier to make!

Note: Scroll to the printable recipe card at the bottom for ingredient quantities and the full method.

Step 1: Chop the apricots

Use a food processor, blender or Thermomix to chop the apricots into fine pieces. Alternatively, you can use a knife for this step.

Chopped dried apricots in a bowl.

Step 2: Chop the chocolate

Add the white chocolate and continue to chop until combined and small, fine chunks of apricot and chocolate remain.

Finely chopped dried apricots and white chocolate in a white bowl.

Step 3: Mix through the sweetened condensed milk and coconut

Stir the sweetened condensed milk and coconut through the apricot and chocolate mixture until well combined.

Sticky apricot and chocolate mixture in a bowl.

Step 4: Chill the mixture

Place the mixture into the fridge for 30 minutes or until firm enough to roll into balls.

Step 5: Roll the balls in coconut

Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls. Place extra desiccated coconut into a bowl and roll until coated.

An apricot ball being rolled in coconut.

More Dried Apricot Recipes

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A downwards photo of a plate of coconut balls with chocolate and apricot on a blue and white plate.

FAQ

How many serves does this recipe make?

16 large balls or 24 small balls.

How do you store apricot balls?

Apricot balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Can you freeze these balls?

Yes, absolutely! Freeze the balls in an airtight container (or sealable plastic bags) for up to 3 months.

Can I use fresh apricots for this recipe?

These apricot balls require the firm texture of dried apricots (fresh apricots are not suitable).

What can I use to chop the apricots and chocolate?

The easiest options are either a food processor or a Thermomix. Alternatively a blender or a sharp knife can be used.

A half-eaten chocolate and sweetened condensed milk ball with chopped dried apricots and coconut.

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A blue and white striped plate topped with a pile of round balls covered in coconut.

Apricot, White Chocolate & Coconut Balls

Quick & easy no-bake White Chocolate, Coconut & Apricot Balls made with sweetened condensed milk take less than 10 minutes and are the perfect little treat! 
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Australian recipe
Keyword: apricot balls, chocolate and apricot balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16 serves
Calories: 156kcal

Ingredients

  • 200 g dried apricots
  • 130 g (3/4 cup) white chocolate chips
  • 200 g sweetened condensed milk approximately half a 395g can
  • 100 g (1 cup) desiccated coconut plus extra for rolling

Instructions

  • Place the dried apricots into a food processor, blender or Thermomix.
  • Mix on Turbo Speed for 5-10 seconds or until you have fine chunks (you can mix it for less time if you’d like bigger chunks).
  • Add the white chocolate chips and press Turbo 2-3 times or until the chocolate has been slightly chopped (but still a little chunky).
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk and coconut and mix together for 5-10 seconds on low speed until completely combined.
  • Chill the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls (wet your hands first to make this easier). If the mixture is too soft, add a little more coconut.
  • Roll the balls in the extra coconut.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
Ingredients Info: 
  • dried apricots – these can be bought in the dried fruit section of any supermarket or grocer. These apricot balls require the firm texture of dried apricots (fresh apricots are not suitable).
  • sweetened condensed milk – I recommend using full fat sweetened condensed milk for this recipe as it tends to set firmer than the skim version.
  • white chocolate – you can use either white chocolate chips/bits or a block of white chocolate broken into pieces. Chop in a food processor, blender or Thermomix (or chop with a knife) until very finely chopped.
  • desiccated coconut – this is a type of fine coconut that is perfect for coating the apricot balls.
Recipe Notes:
Equipment – the easiest options for chopping the apricots and chocolate are either a food processor or a Thermomix. Alternatively a blender or a sharp knife can be used.
Number of serves – this recipe makes 16 large balls or 24 small balls.
Storing and freezing – apricot balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Alternatively, freeze the balls in an airtight container (or sealable plastic bags) for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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40 thoughts on “White Chocolate, Coconut & Apricot Balls”

  1. Jane says:

    I have not had apricot balls for over 30 years when I spent a few years in Australia. Am so looking forward to making them and as for the white chocolate addition – yummy yummy,

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay! Enjoy!!! xx

    2. Michelle says:

      How long do they keep for?

      1. Lucy says:

        These will last for up to 7 days (or can be frozen for 2-3 months).

  2. Leanne King says:

    Hi. they sound amazing. Just wondering if they freeze ok?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      They sure do!

  3. Paula says:

    OMG perfect Apricot Balls – I used a mix of white and Caramilk chocolate – they were soooo delicious and a hit at Christmas… Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Lucy says:

      Yay! I’m so thrilled to hear that! xx

  4. Ann Marie says:

    What alcohol could be used.

    1. Lucy says:

      I haven’t tried these with alcohol sorry! But I’ll leave your comment here in case someone else has done so and can answer your question. xx

  5. Julie Randall says:

    5 stars
    Add a little finely grated orange zest to give this some extra zing.

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