Apricot & Coconut (No Bake) Energy Bites

Nut-free, Dairy free, Gluten free, Sugar free but FULL of YUMMINESS. Feeling experimental in my first attempt to make breakfast bars, I happened to stumble upon a recipe for these little treats.

Naturally, as with all ‘experimental’ situations, the effort to recreate your initial concoction is always a challenge. Fortunately, several steps along the way, here they are, better than before and polished off by K (and me) before I have even written this post.

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Serves: 20
  • 1 cup rolled oats (gluten free)
  • ½ cup pitted dates
  • ½ cup pitted, dried apricot
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  1. Boil some water in a pan and remove from the stove
  2. Roughly chop the dates and apricot and soak in the hot water for 15-20 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, blend together the oats and coconut to form a grainy mix
  4. Once the dates and apricots have softened in the water, drain and add to the oaty coconut mix.
  5. Blend to form a dough-like mixture
  6. Remove from the blender and roll in the palms of your hands to make 1 inch balls
  7. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours and then store in an airtight container (for up to one week)


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  1. says

    Ooh, I have some dates in the cupboard that I have been meaning to make breakfast bars with and these sound great. Thanks for linking up with #freefromfridays


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