Nut-free apricot bliss balls

08/09/2015 AMBER, Canteen recipes, Help for Parents, Occasional, Party food ideas, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet food

AMBER (ACT & SA) / Occasional (NSW) 

Makes 26 (portion is limited to three per student, per day)


  • 1½ cups (285g) plump, dried apricots
  • ½ cup (40g) desiccated coconut (plus more for rolling)
  • ½ cup (40g) skim milk powder
  • ½ cup (50g) oat bran
  • 1-2 tablespoons (20-40ml) boiling water


  1. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Use a teaspoon to scoop out portions and roll into 26 balls (weigh the first ball out to 16g so you know how big they should be).
  3. Place extra coconut in a large lunch box, drop the rolled balls in and roll to coat.


  • You can make the balls smaller but stick to a maximum weight of 35g per ball.

Recipe tested by ES November 2016

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