My kids love the Apricot Delights from the shops (and so do I, if I am honest!), but I am not thrilled about the amount of refined sugar in them (and all over them!)… so here is a much healthier, more filling and allergy friendly version.
They obviously still have quite a bit of natural sugar in them, but have fibre and protein missing from the store bought ones … and no refined sugar.
- 200g dried apricots
- 100g dried apples
- 12 fresh medjool dates, seeds removed
- 3 tbsps almond meal (or sunflower seed meal for a nut free version)
- 3 tbsp flax seed meal
- 3 tbsp rolled quinoa
Place fruit ingredients into a food processor and process until thoroughly mixed and coming together well – this takes quite some time! Add in the dry ingredients and process very well.
Use a teaspoon and form into smooth balls.
Place apples and apricots in the bowl and process on speed 6 for about 10 seconds.
Turn on to speed 5 for about 30 seconds and one at a time drop the dates through the top.
When the dates are combined at the dry ingredients and process initially on speed 5 , working gradually up to speed 7 for about 45 seconds.
Scrape down sides and process again on speed 6 until the mixture has come together well.
Makes about 40.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.