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!

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!

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!).

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!

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!

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!

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.

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!

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

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!

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!

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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!
 

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VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE 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!

Healthy Apricot, Coconut & Chia Balls - Conventional Method

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!

Course healthy recipes, healthy snacks, kids recipes, lunch box snacks
Cuisine Healthy Recipes, Healthy Snacks, kids recipes, lunch box recipes, lunch box snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 balls
Author Lucy Mathieson

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

  1. Place apricots into a food processor and chop finely. 

  2. Add the rolled oats, coconut, chia seeds, coconut oil and rice malt syrup and mix together. 

  3. Check the mixture and if it's too crumbly to roll into balls, add a little more rice malt syrup and mix again. 

  4. 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). 

Recipe 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.

 

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 - Thermomix Method

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!

Course healthy recipes, healthy snacks, kids recipes, lunch box snacks
Cuisine Healthy Recipes, Healthy Snacks, kids recipes, lunch box recipes, lunch box snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 balls
Author Lucy Mathieson

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

  1. Place apricots into the Thermomix bowl and mix on Speed 8, 5 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. 

  2. Add the rolled oats, coconut, chia seeds, coconut oil and rice malt syrup and mix together on Speed 6, 10 seconds. 

  3. 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. 

  4. 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). 

Recipe 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.

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!

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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