The perfect snack to keep on hand. When you’re craving something sweet in the afternoon to have with a cuppa, these yummy coconut balls will keep you satisfied. Great for the kids lunch boxes as well. With no preservatives, additives or artificial favours this little homemade snack will become a regular treat for your family.

Please watch the video on how to make them here:


Ingredients (serves 10 | makes 10 )

  • 1/2 cup chopped dried dates (refer hint)
  • 1/2 cup chopped organic dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried figs
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, plus extra to coat

Method

  1. Place the dates, apricots and figs in a bowl. Add the coconut and mix through.
  2. Place some extra coconut in a separate bowl and using your hands, roll the mixture into small, firm balls and then roll each one in the coconut. Place balls on a plate in the refrigerator for 2 hours to set. When set, store in an airtight container and refrigerate.

Notes... Hint: Use whole dates and then chop, as they will be sticky and will bind the mixture together.

  • Looks so easy to make, a high on sugar so I take it is a sometime food.

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  • I would like to replace the date for prunes maybe tha ks

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  • Great idea and quite healthy. Thanks.

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  • What an interesting take I like the use of fruits included thanks very much

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  • I love the idea of little ball snacks, so easy to make and eat. And I adore the flavour of coconut. So all up… YUM!

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  • Thanks for sharing I love coconut recipes

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  • These are my fave go to nawty snack of all time!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  • wow… yum. And so so healthy. Looks like a trip to the supermarket is on the cards for me tomorrow.

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  • Yes, you can substitute for other dried fruits, just still use the dates as the stickiness from the whole date is what binds the mixture. Regards Emily

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  • The video is a beautiful addition. I don’t like figs. I could substitute them with goji berries. What do you think? Otherwise I just add more dates and apricots.


    • I love the video too – wish we had it for more recipes.

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  • I love this recipe and the figs are a nice addition,thanks!

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  • Thanks for the video – love being able to watch the step by step process. These little balls look good.

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  • A brilliant and delicious homemade snack with no preservatives, additives or artificial flavours; thanks!.

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