Thursday, March 14, 2013

A touch of bliss

Life has not all been sick patients around here lately. There has also been Gluten Free chocolate cake and Apricot Bliss Balls to be had. I will share the cake recipe another time, but for now, enjoy the Dairy & Gluten Free Apricot Balls.


I made these in the past, with the traditional recipe I'm sure many people are familiar with. It tends to involve a can of condensed milk. But over the years of reducing my sugar intake and enjoying the flavours of real food, I must say this new recipe is a better combination of simple ingredients. I was so glad to find it.

Food you can recognise!

There are very few items to mix together. I love when I can snap the list of ingredients, all on one plate! The only technical side involved, is the use of a food processor.

I followed the recipe in the link provided, only I modified the amount of coconut to one cup - which gave the right consistency. Plus I used desiccated (fine) coconut rather than shredded. Otherwise it was the same method and list of ingredients.

You should try this recipe, if only to know what a "non" overly-sweet Apricot Ball tastes like. If you're like me, you'll wonder why a can of condensed milk ever seemed like a good idea?


  1. What can I say besides "yum"?

  2. Yum, indeed! These are my favourite snack on the run, and they've lasted a while in the fridge too. The sweeter recipe I used to make (which doesn't have almonds in them) didn't fill me up at all. I'm glad I found this recipe!

    Thanks for stopping by. :)

    1. I'll be making this the next time I get into town for ingredients. It's the kind of food my tummy needs:)

  3. I hope you enjoy them - and your tummy. :)

    I made another batch today, adding a tablespoon of sesame seeds (mixed in by hand after finishing with the processor) just for a bit more goodness.


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