Perfect as a quick summer snack these healthy and easy to make Apricot Coconut Bites will brighten any day.
With temperatures like 26/28°C it is time to pull out those shorts in the back of the closet (or if you live in a tiny apartment like me, that would be the cellar). I have to change out the clothes in my closet twice a year and bring the summer/winter clothes down into the cellar so I can fit the ones I need into my closet. That might sound as though I have a lot of clothes (and while my husband certainly is convinced that I have too much) I am not a frequent shopper. But I literally still own some of the clothes I bought when I was 14. Now, 8 years later some of the shirts still fit me and I still wear some of them but most of the things were donated over the years because my style obviously changed. It does make me laugh when I think about how awful my style was back then. To demonstrate this- I once wore a pink tie to school. Yes, I used to own a pink tie.
My husband however, wasn’t any better either. A former school colleague of his told me that he used to wear a shirt over his shirt, and to make matters even worse, he put the collar(s) up because that made him feel incredibly cool. While I didn’t know him back then, I am almost sorry to have missed that. He with his double shirts and I with my pink tie would have made a great couple.
When we first met, he wasn’t wearing two shirts anymore, but he stilled loved dressing in a lot of color. Not just many different colors (that often wouldn’t complement each other) but also different geometric patterns. I still remember the day when we had a conversation about why it isn’t fashionable to wear a striped shirt with striped pants.
But looking back, that all seems so far away now as we both changed a lot over the years. It is fun though to reminisce about these ‘awful’ old times. 🙂
Coming back to this recipe though, I really hope you will try these. The mixture of apricots and coconut is super refreshing and the cashews are a nice subtle base. The best thing however, is how easy and quick this recipe is. In 15min (10min is you roll them fast) you can enjoy homemade, healthy and yummy little snack bites.
Eat these as a guilt-free snack pre or post workout, in the morning, on the go,,.. and enjoy the taste of summer.
- 80g unsalted roasted* cashews (1/2 cup)
- 45g unsweetened shredded coconut (3/4 cups)
- 190g dried apricots (1 cup)
- extra shredded coconut for rolling (about 30g or 1/2 cup)
- Combine cashews and shredded coconut in your food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
- Then add in the apricots and blend until you reach a cookie dough-like consistency.
- Roll into bite-sized balls and then roll into the shredded coconut.
- *Feel free to use raw cashews instead of roasted. I personally prefer the flavor of roasted cashews.