Paleo Apricot Bites Recipe – by Aimee
These babies are ALWAYS a hit at my cooking demo’s! Actually more than I ever expected them to be which is nice!
I first created them when I’d been looking for a date stuffing mixture recipe online. I came across one I liked but I had to tweak it to suit the ingredients I had on hand. Once I’d made it and stuffed a heap of dates for the paleo picnic meetup the next day, I ended up with a lot of mixture remaining, so I decided to press it into silicon molds I had handy, placed ’em in the fridge for half an hour or so, and wah-lah, I had cute little apricot cups!! So I’ve stuck with that and shown people at my paleo cooking workshops, who’ve all absolutely loved them. Now I’m giving you the recipe so you too can make these incredibly easy and healthy little bites of deliciousness at home!
1 cup organic dried apricots (sulphite-free and probably browny-black colour!)
1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 1 hr and strained
3-4 tbsp coconut oil
1 cup organic desiccated coconut (or shredded, or chips, whichever is cheapest, it doesn’t matter because it’s getting blended anyway)
Psst… if you live on the Sunny Coast you can grab most of those from the Primal Pantry!
1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and blitz until it’s a fine sticky-but-sorta-crumbly mixture
2. Place spoonfuls into silicon cupcake molds, stuff a bit into dates, roll with your palms into log shapes, make balls, whatever you want to do, it’s totally up to you the shape you make these!
3. Leave in the fridge to firm up, for about 30 mins or so. The coconut oil will solidify making the mixture less oily to handle
Serve and enjoy!
Variation: make chocolate using cacao or cocoa butter double boiled, with pure organic cocoa powder and honey added. Drizzle on or around the apricot bites once they’ve been in the fridge then leave out for a few hours for the chocolate to set properly. Choc coated apricot bites!! Yes please!
Apricot bites are great for kids lunchboxes, taking on day trips or picnics (in a cooler bag), to work, as a side to brekkie or lunch.. they’re such handy little morsels. And they’re free from gluten, dairy, grains, additives, preservatives, refined sugars, soy. Yay!
Enjoy! And please let me know if you come up with any variations or ways to make this recipe even better, I’d love to hear 🙂
5 Things I’m Grateful For Today:
1. You guys reading our blogs!
2. Yummy healthy foods that nourish me
3. When the internet is working properly, that’s always nice!
4. Yesterday’s forest play at Buderim!
5. Country music (which I’m singing to right now, lol!)