Apricot Coconut Balls


Recipe: Apricot Coconut Balls

Summary: Apricots are a delicious addition to any dessert tray, This recipe combines a tangy flavor with a sweet crunch.


  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups dried apricots, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest, minced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • granulated sugar, as needed
  • powdered sugar, as needed


  1. Place apricots and orange juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Take off heat and cover and steep for 10 minutes. Drain and reserve apricots.
  2. Place in food processor with coconut and nuts. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Add zest and lemon juice.
  4. Shape mixture into balls about 3/4″ in diameter. Roll lightly in granulated sugar. If too moist, a little powdered sugar may be worked in. If mixture seems dry, add a little orange juice.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

Recipe adapted from: RightatHome.com

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