Apricot & Pistachio Balls

I lurrrrvve apricot balls at Christmas time! You know why they taste so good? Condensed milk, that’s why. That stuff is sugary deliciousness in a tin, don’t even get me started on how good it is if you then boil said tin and make caramel….OMFreakingG!! BUT this year I am going to try & avoid the sugar coma, the extra kg’s and diabetes so if you want to join me, give these babies a crack.

The many nutrients in apricots can help protect the heart and eyes and give you a great dose of fibre. Constipated? Apricots are here to save the day 😉 The high beta-carotene content of apricots may help prevent heart disease and vitamin A promotes good vision. Vitamin A is also a powerful antioxidant that helps minimise free radical damage to cells and tissues.

250g sulfur free dried apricots
2 tbs lucuma powder (optional)
1 cup coconut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup lightly toasted pistachios, roughly chopped
Stevia to taste or maple/agave/rice syrup
2 tbs coconut oil
Extra coconut for rolling

In the food processor add apricots, coconut butter, oil, lucuma & stevia and pulse until they are finely diced. Remove from food processor, mix in a bowl with pistachios. Roll into balls and roll in the extra coconut to coat. Store these in the fridge or freezer.

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