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3 Ingredient Apricot Coconut Bliss Balls

3 Ingredient Apricot Coconut Bliss Balls

These 3 ingredient Apricot Coconut bliss balls need no cooking and are vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and contain no added or processed sugar. Adding a pinch of turmeric gives a depth of flavour and a beautiful golden colour to these bliss balls. If short on time, press the Apricot mixture into a slice tray and set in the fridge before cutting. I first came across Apricot coconut bites in the health food section of my grocery store. As usual, excited by something vegan and remotely healthy in a mainstream grocery store aisle I bought some! After the package got home, I noticed the horrendous amounts of sugar and other additives in the Apricot bites. These delectable little balls are a great home-made substitute and perfect lunchbox additions. Best made with organic, sulphur free apricots. 

3 Ingredient Apricot Coconut Bliss Ball Bites

(Vegan, raw, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free and additive free!)


Organic Sulphur free Apricots, deseeded – 3/4 cup
Desiccated Coconut Meal – 1 cup
Fresh Turmeric Root, peeled and sliced – 1/2 teaspoon


Soak the apricots in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes and drain well.
I use my food processor bowl to process the apricots and turmeric together first until chunky.
Add the coconut meal and process until smooth (My Kitchen Aid takes about 4 to 5 minutes to do this).
Remove apricot into a mixing bowl and roll into olive sized balls.
If wanting to make Apricot Coconut bites, then line a 7″ tray with grease proof paper and spread the apricot mixture into the tray. Cool for 30 minutes before cutting into squares.


Use 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder if fresh turmeric isn’t easily available.
Process the coconut until buttery for best results.
Coat in 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut meal or flakes before serving, if desired.



I am an enthusiastic plant based home cook and baker who delights in sharing my creations on unsuspecting non vegans, when they least expect it! When not recipe developing, testing or making, I'm found organising and/ or writing, the two other passions of my life ❤️


  1. Apricot Coconut balls looks really good !!

  2. Thanks Janice 😊 Love your site, will settle down with a nice cup of tea and read through.

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