Nut-free choco-date bliss balls

09/03/2016 AMBER, Canteen recipes, Healthy Eating, Occasional, Party food ideas, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet food

AMBER (ACT & SA) / Occasional (NSW)

Makes 29 (16g each, limit to three balls per student)


  • 150g pitted dates (ensure seeds are removed)
  • 150g dried apricots
  • 100g rolled oats
  • 15g cocoa
  • 40g desiccated coconut (plus more for rolling)
  • 1-2 tablespoons (20-40ml) boiling water


  1. Place all ingredients apart from water in food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Add water slowly until mixture just comes together (add more if it’s too dry).
  3. Use a teaspoon to scoop out portions and roll into 29 balls (weigh the first ball out to 16g so you know how big they should be).
  4. Place extra coconut in a large lunch box, drop the rolled balls in and roll to coat.


Recipe tested by ES November 2016

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