Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Apricot balls

I've been trying to make healthier treats for the kids with quality ingredients. I'm glad they are adventurous when it comes to food and are always willing to try out my experiments!
These little balls were inspired by the Apricot Bites recipe on Wholefood Simply.


Ingredients:

1 cup organic dried apricots (soak in very hot water for 20 minutes, drain, then chop into smaller pieces. If your apricots are very moist you may be able to skip the soaking part)
2 cups dessicated coconut, plus extra for rolling
1 tablespoon of raw organic cold pressed coconut oil
1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons of LSA mix

Place all ingredients together in a food processor and process until smooth and the mixture is coming together. Roll into little balls, roll into extra coconut and you're done! Keep in the fridge and try not to eat too many :D

*A lot of people have been asking me where to buy ingredients for the healthy snack recipes I've been posting lately. One place is the health food section of Coles - this is ok if you just want smallish quantities to try, otherwise it can be very expensive.
Another option is Bulk Whole Foods - they have reasonable prices and post is free if your order is over $100. If you don't want to spend that much at once, you could pool with one or several others to take advantage of the free post, this is what I did with my last order :)


3 comments:

Marie said...

look delish. Where does one get coconut oil from, and what is LSA mix?

The Handmaden said...

Marie, I now get them online in bulk, but if you want to give them a try, you can get both ingredients in the health food section at Coles. I don't shop at Woolworths, but they may stock them too :)

Sue Elvis said...

Kelly,

We've been experimenting with healthy snacks too! The ingredients are more expensive but the snacks are better for the kids. I must look online and buy in bulk. Coles is the only shop locally that sells such ingredients and they don't sell all the things I want.

I love apricot and coconut. The balls look delicious!