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Travel, visits from family and friends, house projects, travel with family and friends, and soon to be more travels with friends. There’s no doubt it’s been an amazing spring. Busy busy busy and nary a post to document it all. Perhaps in the Fall when Lilly starts (gulp!) kindergarten I’ll catch up. In the mean time, I’ve been on the hunt for (mostly) healthy recipes to bring on our latest round of upcoming travels.

These Apricot Balls were whipped up as test run for an easy snack to bring along on car rides and hikes.  They are a mash up of a healthy kids snack post by Caz Filmer on her blog ‘The Truth About Mummy,” and a favorite treat of mine from Sees Candy. I know. The health and the decadence seem mutually exclusive but these actually work. Now I can enjoy the flavors of my favorite Sees Candy truffle without the LOADS of sugar that usually comes with them! They work great as an after school snack, road trip food, hiking treats, or you can even dress them up and give them as gifts at the holidays.

Oh. . .and they’re gluten free, vegan, etc. etc. so all those people in your life with special dietary needs can eat them without worry. 🙂

Apricot White Chocolate Balls

Recipe makes: approx 28 apricot balls

*I have changed the ratio of ingredients since I first posted this recipe

  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats (gluten free if you’d like)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 almond flour
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp boiling water

Place rolled oats in food processor and pulse until pulverized into a flour like consistency. Pour into a bowl and set aside

Place dried apricots into food processor and leave on for about 30 seconds until they look like this:DSC_0543Add the rest of the ingredients, including the white chocolate chips and run the food processor until the mixture looks like this: DSC_0546Roll into one inch balls. You can roll them in additional coconut, powdered sugar, or unsweetened cocoa powder if you like. I just left mine unadorned.

You can store in an airtight container either at room temperature or refrigerated.

I’m sure I should have tried to stage these somehow for a better photo but the kiddos need feeding so I’m just considering it a win to get a post done. Besides, I think they’re pretty on their own:

DSC_0549Perfect for popping on the road or the trails of Acadia National Park, don’t you think?