Healthy Apricot, Coconut & Chia Balls

Super easy and healthy Apricot, Coconut & Chia Balls – the perfect kid-friendly lunch box snack! Just 10 minutes prep time and completely no-bake… mix, roll and eat!

A white bowl filled with a stack of Apricot Coconut and Chia bliss balls

If you’re anything like me (and have a bit of a fussy toddler in the house), then you need these healthy Apricot, Coconut & Chia Balls in your life. Why?? Well let me tell you!!!

a) these balls are healthy – winner!

b) they’re soooo quick and easy to make – double winner!

c) they’re freezer-friendly (perfect for when your toddler decides that they’ll eat a minuscule mouthful and nothing more)

d) your toddler will actually really like them… annnnnddd actually eat them… amazing, right!!!?? (Well I hope they will… my fuss-pot certainly did!).

A close up of round Apricot Coconut Chia Bliss Balls in a white bowl.

You can absolutely leave the chia seeds out if you don’t have any at home. They add a really nice crunch, but they’re totally not necessary!

A close up of round Apricot Coconut Chia Bliss Balls in a white bowl.

The trick to getting these healthy Apricot, Coconut & Chia Balls just right is to add just enough rice malt syrup (or honey) until you can roll them into nice, firm balls. But that’s really the only tip I have. They’re seriously so simple.

A bowl of Apricot Coconut Chia Bliss Balls in a white bowl on a white cake stand

And while we’re chatting healthy kid-friendly recipes, check out these ones too:

A close up of a pile of Apricot Coconut Chia Bliss Balls

Anyway, that’s it from me today! I hope these healthy Apricot, Coconut & Chia Balls are a hit in your house too. Ooh and check out the video below to see just how easy they really are!

xx

A white bowl filled with a stack of Apricot Coconut Chia Bliss Balls on a white cake stand

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Super easy and healthy Apricot, Coconut & Chia Balls - the perfect kid-friendly lunch box snack! Just 10 minutes prep time and completely no-bake... mix, roll and eat!

Healthy Apricot, Coconut & Chia Balls

Super easy and healthy Apricot, Coconut & Chia Balls - the perfect kid-friendly lunch box snack! Just 10 minutes prep time and completely no-bake... mix, roll and eat!
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Course: healthy recipes
Cuisine: Healthy Snacks
Keyword: healthy apricot, coocnut and chia balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16 balls
Calories: 127kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (190g) dried apricots
  • 3/4 cup (68g) rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup (20g) desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 2 tbs coconut oil melted
  • 2 tbs rice malt syrup or honey (see notes)

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Place apricots into a food processor and chop finely. 
  • Add the rolled oats, coconut, chia seeds, coconut oil and rice malt syrup and mix together. 
  • Check the mixture and if it's too crumbly to roll into balls, add a little more rice malt syrup and mix again. 
  • Roll into ball and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days (or in the freezer for up to 2 months). 

Thermomix Method

  • Place apricots into the Thermomix bowl and mix on Speed 8, 5 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. 
  • Add the rolled oats, coconut, chia seeds, coconut oil and rice malt syrup and mix together on Speed 6, 10 seconds. 
  • Check the mixture and if it's too crumbly to roll into balls, add a little more rice malt syrup and mix again for 2-3 seconds. 
  • Roll into ball and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days (or in the freezer for up to 2 months). 

Notes

You can substitute the rice malt syrup for honey or maple syrup if you prefer.
Add extra rice malt syrup if your mixture is too crumbly to roll into balls.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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A white bowl of Apricot Coconut Chia Bliss Balls

A bowl of Apricot Coconut Chia Bliss Balls in a white bowl on a white cake stand

 

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4 Comments
  1. Nicola says:

    Hello, is this 127 calories per ball?

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Nicola, yes this is for a single serving (of a relatively large ball). You can make them smaller if you prefer. xx

  2. Frances nicholas says:

    Can you make these gluten free

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi there, yes these are gluten-free!

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