Here's another easy sweet that you can prepare ahead of time, to make the of your gathering a lot smoother, easier and enjoyable... This can be made in bulk, stored in an airtight container in the fridge. My son loves these and generally it takes me longer to make them, than it does for him to eat them!! So I always make double to quantity
These apricot balls are yummy, treats or snacks to have anytime as they're full of nutrients that will make your body happy...needless to say those taste buds as well...time to grab your food processor and get going!
500g dried apricots
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
2 Tbsp chia seeds
60g coconut oil, melted
1/4 cuphoney, ricebran syrup to taste
1/2 cup desicated coconut, plus extra
Roughly chop up almonds placing in food processor, then add all of the other ingredients and process until all of the ingredients come together and start clumping around the blade. You may need to stop a few times to scrape down the sides and under the blades to make sure that everything in getting mixed in well.
Now that its summer the coconut oil won't be so hard, so finish melting it on low heat and add to ingredients in the food processor while it is whizzing around, along with the honey or rice bran syrup about 1Tbsp at a time. Stop and taste to see if you have right sweetness.
Once everything is mixed in well and there is enough sweetness, it is time to make the balls. Oil hands to make it easier to roll and not have hands covered with ground up almonds. Use roughly a teaspoon full of mixture to roll balls.
In another bowl add about 1/2 cup coconut and roll the apricot balls in it getting an even coating. Once coated place balls into an airtight container.
These last for at least 2 weeks in the fridge.....enjoy