Apricot Nut Balls – Healthy Vegan Recipes

Apricot Nut Balls recipe

Here’s a naturally sweet treat made from dried fruit, raw nuts, and seeds. They are a stunning addition to any festive dessert table. Recipe contributed by Caryn Hartglass, founder of Responsible Eating and Living. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Apricot Nut Balls


Recipe type: Naturally sweet treat

Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy

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Serves: 20


  • 1 cup dried unsulphured apricots
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp agave or maple syrup, optional, or to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla, optional
  • 1 to 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 to 2 tbsp raw sesame seeds
  • 1 to 2 tbsp cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
  1. In a food processor pulse apricots, walnuts, almonds, and pumpkin seeds until coarsely blended. Add in sweetener and vanilla if using.
  2. Process continuously until mixture forms a “dough” and starts to clump together.
  3. Form the mixture into 1-inch diameter balls. In a small plate sprinkle your topping of choice. Roll each ball in the topping. Place on a serving dish or chill until ready to serve.


Apricot Nut Balls recipe

Apricot Nut Balls by Caryn Hartglass

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