simply deLIZious baking is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a way for websites to earn advertising revenues by advertising and linking to [Amazon.com or .ca, .co.uk, etc.]
This easy apricot dessert is a tangy, sweet blend of apricots and coconut with a slightly nutty crunch.
You will love the blend of sweetness and crunch in these no bake apricot balls with coconut. This easy apricot coconut balls recipe is perfect for family snacking and dessert. Or maybe some solo snacking for you behind closed doors.
I don’t know if I’ve ever had an apricot in my middle aged life. Just a sweet candyish fruit I don’t want to waste calories on. But, as soon as I saw this recipe for Apricot Coconut Balls in my Grace By the Sea Good Food Cookbook (from Grace Lutheran Church By the Sea Nags Head, NC), I knew these would be more than tasty enough to share on my blog. And friends was I ever right.
Quick Apricot Dessert With Coconut And Nuts
Apricot coconut balls are a quick and easy to make delicious snack or dessert.
They’re simply, finely chopped apricots, coconut and evaporated milk shaped into 1 inch balls and rolled in nuts, powdered sugar and more coconut (you don’t have to roll in all 3).
I found them to be like Lays Potato Chips. You can’t eat just one.
What a great snack for kids or a dessert for a crowd at the church picnic.
What a tangy, tasty snack or dessert for adults. Spend some alone time with these and Netflix.
Easy No Bake Dessert Ball Ingredients
This simple apricot coconut balls recipe requires 3 to 6 ingredients. It all depends on how you roll. That is, on what ingredients you want to roll the balls in.
- Dried Apricots
- Coconut – I used unsweetened flaked coconut.
- Evaporated Milk
- Nuts – Walnuts, pecans, cashews, etc. Grind in food processor for rolling.
- Powdered Sugar – For rolling
- Coconut – Ground in food processor for rolling. I used unsweetened flaked coconut.
Tool Used In These Easy Dessert Balls
Apricot Coconut Balls Recipe
- Grind apricots in food processor or high powdered blender.
- In separate bowl combine apricots, coconut and evaporated milk and shape them into 1 inch balls.
- Roll them in any combination of powdered sugar, ground nuts or ground coconut.
Freezing Apricot Coconut and nut balls
This is so easy. I used two different methods.
- Using a rectangular freezer storage container, I placed the balls on the bottom, sealed the lid and put them in the freezer. If you need to stack the balls in two layers, insert parchment paper, wax paper or aluminum foil between the layers.
- With a smaller batch of six to eight balls, I put them in a sandwich size food storage bag and put them in the freezer.
In case you have any queries regarding the recipe feel free to reach out via the comment section or the contact page. Also, if you have tried this recipe, I would love to hear about your experiences.
I have linked to our related recipes below and I’m sure you will love them.
More Easy Dessert Bars And Balls
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
- Nutty Chocolate Chip Bars
- Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Bars
- Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Bars
Apricot Coconut and Nut Balls
- Food Processor
- 8 oz Dried Apricots
- 2½ cups Coconut I used unsweetened flaked coconut
- ⅔ can Evaporated Milk ⅔'s of a 12oz can
- 1 cup Nuts Optional – Ground in food processor for rolling.
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar Optional – for rolling
- 1 cup Coconut Optional – Ground in food processor for rolling. I used unsweetened
- Grind apricots in food processor.
- Mix with coconut. I used the flaked coconut. I didn't think it was combining well with the apricots, so I put the coconut and the apricots in the food processor. This is optional.
- Mix the evaporated milk with the coconut, apricot mixture.
- Once these ingredients are well incorporated shape them into 1 inch balls.
- You can stop here and the balls will be delicious (I know, because I sampled).
- Or, you can roll the balls in powdered sugar, nuts or coconut. You can roll them with just one or a combination of all three. I used all three.
- For the nuts and the coconut grind them in a food processor first.
USEFUL TOOLS For MAKING THIS RECIPE
Hamilton Beach Food Processor
Long Baking Spatula