These no-bake energy bites with Apricot and nuts are packed with nutrients, taste delicious, have no artificial sweetener, and get ready within 15 minutes. If you are looking for post-workout snacks or something for office/ college munching then this recipe is for you.
I don't know why but I get more hungry in the office than at home. Maybe because eating something tasty helps the brain in dealing with office stress.
My favorite way to deal with such sudden cravings in the office is to eat a healthy energy bite. You can enjoy them at your workstation without getting noticed :). They taste awesome, are healthy especially if they are homemade and you can create so many variations of energy balls.
It's also a great option for post-workout snacking.
A few weeks ago I shared the recipe for chocolate-peanut butter energy balls which you all liked a lot. Today I am sharing my other favorite no-bake energy bite recipe which is made with dried apricots and nuts.
Apricot is one of my favorite fruits. I enjoy fresh apricots more than dried ones but when the fresh ones are not in season, I don't mind eating dried apricots too. Also, the dried apricots are perfect for energy bites and bars.
If you love it too, you will love these vegan apricot energy balls. They are also Gluten-free.
And, if you are looking for more ideas to use dried apricots in your food don't miss checking the recipe for Mshosh- Armenian lentil apricot salad.
Recipe tips & tricks
- Dates and apricots both add sweetness to these energy bites and help in binding too so, if you want to make the bites less sweet skip the dates or reduce the quantity.
- You can add the nuts as per your choice. I have added walnuts, coconut, and almonds, you can also use pistachio, cashew nuts, etc.
- Seeds like chia seeds or pumpkin seeds can be added too.
- Don't miss to pit the dates otherwise, your food processor might get damaged.
- In summers, you can keep the apricot balls in the fridge for a few hours. They will taste even better.
- Make small-sized balls if you are a healthy and conscious eater. These energy balls are so delicious and addictive that it's tough to stop at one. Small energy bites will help in keeping a check on your calorie intake.
What goes in Apricot energy balls?
Dried apricot: It's the main ingredient of these energy balls, It not only adds sweetness but helps in binding the energy balls too.
Dates: That's another ingredient that adds sweetness as well as acts as a binder. Adding it is optional if the sweetness of the apricot is enough for you.
Nuts: They add a nice texture to the energy bites and make them healthier.
Vanilla extract: To enhance the flavor but is optional.
Salt: To balance the sweetness of apricots and dates.
Freezing and storing suggestions
Keep them in an airtight container. These no-bake vegan energy bites will be fine on the countertop for around a week, 2 weeks in the fridge, and 2-3 months in the freezer.
Step by step photo instructions
More easy vegan snacks
If you are looking for more easy vegan snack recipes from around the world then don't miss checking the following recipes:
- Baked potato wedges
- Easy Corn fritters
- Veg momos
- Vegan sisig
- Chili baby corn
- Chocolate peanut butter balls
- Baked plantain
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No bake energy bites with apricot and nuts
- Food processor
- 1 cup dried apricots
- 1/2 cup walnut kernels
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 3 dates pitted
- 3 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Put all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the mixture starts coming together.
- Take equal size portions of the mixture and roll between your palms to make small balls.
- You can enjoy them immediately or keep in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.
- Adjust the number of dates depending upon sweetness preference.
- You can add more seeds and nuts to it.
- Store them in an airtight container. They will be fine in the fridge for around 2 weeks and 3 months in the freezer.