Day 5 of “12 Days of Baking’: No-Bake Apricot Coconut Bites

It’s only a few more days till my Christmas vacation starts, and I’m overwhelmed with all the planning and preparations. For the first time, I won’t be going home for Christmas. This year, I’m crossing something off my bucket list: Spend Christmas in London.

And since I know how the few days before Christmas tend to be madness, everyone has something to do and somewhere to be, it’s hard to find a spare moment just to relax.

With all the commotion and headaches that are bound to arise, it’s important to just take a breather, and opt for some “No-Bake” desserts. Two combinations came to mind: Something fruity and something creamy.

Part 1 of this “No-bake” series: something fruity.Apricot Coconut Balls. The combination between apricots, coconut and walnuts is the perfect balance of sweet and nutty, with an interesting texture.

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Part 2 will be followed in tomorrow’s post. Head over to my Instagram account for a little peak.

And let the sweet voice of Hozier set your mind at peace.

12 Days of Baking ’15:
Day 1: Classic Madeleine
Day 2: Cranberry Orange Pistachio Shortbread Cookies
Day 3: Chocolate Cut-out Cookies
Day 4: Fresh Cranberry Jam 

No-Bake Apricot Coconut Bites
Makes around 30 mini balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 (6 oz.) package dried apricots
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts (or nut of your choice)
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • More coconut flakes for coating

Directions:

  1. Place apricots and walnuts in a food processor and pulse until they are finely chopped.
  2. In large bowl, mix apricots and nut mixture with coconut until well blended.  Stir in sweetened condensed milk until thoroughly blended.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls and roll in coconut flakes. Place in refrigerator for storage.

 

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. thehomemakerslife says:

    Great idea! 🙂

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