Gluten-free almond and dried apricot balls recipe

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These lovely little balls of almonds and dried apricots are the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth without the guilt. They also freeze well too. See method

  • Serves 16
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cool
  • 72 calories / serving
  • Freezable

Ingredients

  • 100g (3 1/2oz) roasted unsalted almonds
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) dried apricots, unsulphured
  • 1/2 lemon, finely zested
  • generous pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp honey, maple or agave syrup

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    300kj
    72kcal
    4%
  • Fat

    5g 7%
  • Saturates

    0g 2%
  • Sugars

    5g 5%
  • Salt

    0.1g 2%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 5.2g Protein 2.2g Fibre 1.6g

Method

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until the almonds and dried apricots are finely chopped and sticking together. Test by pressing a small amount between your fingers.
  2. Take one tablespoon of the mixture at a time and shape into bite-sized balls.
  3. Store in the fridge in an airtight container, where they will last for a couple of weeks. They also freeze very well. Can be frozen directly after making, wrapped in cling film or in a freezer bag. To defrost, place in the fridge and leave to fully defrost, approximately 4 hours.

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