Nut Free Apricot Delight Bliss Balls

Australia loves their apricot delights, they can be brought at most supermarkets and are used as a ‘healthier snack’ compared to lollies.  The issue we see as Nutritionists is that they aren’t much different eating lollies, they are high in added sugar and fructose and also high in a preservative called sulfites.

If you have never heard of sulfites before they are a preservative that are added to dried to fruit to prevent bacterial growth and spoilage, basically it stops dried fruit from going mouldy.  There is a portion of the population that are sensitive to sulfites, which can lead to itchiness, hives and tinnitus to name a few symptoms.

Our nut free apricot delight bliss balls recipe, includes a lower sugar level, lower sulfites level but also higher in fibre, which is essential apart of our diet.  We have made the recipe nut free, so they would also work well in a lunch box or at a kids birthday party.

Note: to reduce the sulfites in the dried apricots, you must soak them in 200ml of water with 1 tsp of lemon juice for 1 hour before blending them

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Nut Free Apricot Delight Bliss Balls Recipe

Ingredients (makes 8 balls).

  • 1 cup of dried apricots (soaked for 1 hour)
  • 1/2 cup of oats.
  • 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut.
  • 2 tsp. of coconut oil.
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
  • 2 tbsp of coconut shavings (to roll the balls in)


  1. Soak the apricots in boiling water for 10mins (or 1 hour to reduce the sulfites).
  2. Blend all the ingredients in a blender.
  3. Roll the dough into balls in your hands.
  4. Roll them in coconut savings to finish.
  5. Pop in the fridge for 30 mins before eating.

Enjoy 1-2 a day as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Nut Free Apricot Delight Bliss Balls Recipe

Posted by Daley Nutrition

Daley Nutrition is a community nutrition team based in Melbourne Victoria, we run a range of nutrition based programs such as cooking demonstrations in Australia to raise people’s awareness of what they are eating and empower them to change certain eating habits.

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