How To Make Healthy Apricot And Nut Protein Balls In 3 Easy Steps

We love our apricot protein balls and regularly make a batch or two to snack on and give to the grandkids. So keep reading for one of our favourites.

If you love your dried fruit, nuts and coconut you will love these apricot bliss balls (as our grandkids call them). They take next to no time to make, and the little ones love to get in and help (make a mess, lol).

It really is a great time in the kitchen, and the little effort it takes to clean up afterwards, makes the time together really worthwhile.

Did you know?

Did you know that apricots are a great source of dietary fibre

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If you have nut allergies, you may still be able to use this as a nut free protein balls recipe as long as you replace the peanut butter and all nuts with an appropriate substitute. Talk to your health professional to see if you are able to include roasted pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds instead.

Either way, check out our recipe below and please let us know what you think.

How To Make Healthy Apricot And Nut Protein Balls In 3 Easy Steps

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Category: Snack

Yield: 24 Balls

Serving Size: Bite-sized


  • Half a cup of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of dried apricots
  • 1 cup of cranberries (or other dried fruit)
  • Half a cup of almonds
  • Half a cup of shredded coconut to include in recipe
  • Half a cup of desiccated coconut to roll balls in afterwards
  • Half a cup of choc chips
  • 1 third a cup of honey
  • 2 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp of LSA
  • 1 squirt of vanilla bean paste (or 1 tsp of vanilla extract)
  • 1 tsp of mixed spice.


  1. Step One: Place a sheet of baking paper on a tray to go into the fridge afterwards. Add all the ingredients to a food processor. We add alternate dry and wet ingredients to ensure it processes well and creates a mixture we can work with. If it seems too dry, add a little more honey or water, and if too wet, add more coconut or LSA
  2. Step Two: Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls, roll each ball in the coconut, and place them on the sheet of baking paper
  3. Step Three: Place the tray of balls into the fridge to set for an hour. Once set they can be eaten or placed in an airtight container in the fridge.
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How To Make Healthy Apricot And Nut Protein Balls In 3 Easy Steps

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