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raw date-apricot almond butter bites in white dish

Raw Date-Apricot-Almond Butter Bites

Beth of A Meal In Mind

These raw date-apricot almond butter bites are fun finger food. They are sweet but not too much, and mix together quickly for a light dessert or potluck offering. No cooking! And you can change how they look (and taste) by rolling them in different coatings. 

Prep Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 cup 75g dried, unsulfured California apricots
  • 1/2 cup 70g Medjool dates (about 6 dates), pitted and chopped or pulled into strips
  • 1/4 cup 20g dried shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin or sunflower seeds see note
  • ½ cup Almond butter or sunflower butter
  • Dash salt optional
  • Coatings for rolling: Dried shredded coconut; ground pistachios; carob or cocoa powder


  • Place the apricots in a bowl and cover with water. Soak for 15 minutes. Drain well.
  • Place the apricots, dates, coconut, chia, seeds, and salt in a food processor and blend until a smooth paste forms. Add almond butter and process until well integrated and a spoonful of the mixture sticks together easily. 
  • Roll 2 teaspoonfuls of mixture into a ball. Lightly coat in coconut, ground pistachios or carob and place on a serving tray. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour to set. Makes about 20 1-inch balls.


Caution: though it seems easy to double this recipe, doing so will make the mixture clump up in the food processor. 
These keep well in the refrigerator for a day or two, but after that the coatings get soggy and the bites are less appealing.
Keyword almond butter, dried fruit, fruit-nut bites, no-cook snack, raw fruit-nut snack
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