apricot and coconut bites

In our house we love quick, easy and healthy snacks!

And these 2 ingredient (YES, TWO INGREDIENT) apricot and coconut bites are just that.

Quick, easy and healthy.


Oh, and delicious!

Lauren from Create Bake Make is sharing this lunch box friendly recipe with us today, and I can’t wait for you all to try it!

Hi everyone, thanks so much for having me Krissy!  I started my site Create Bake Make around three years ago as a way of justifying (and also giving me an excuse!) for the huge amount of baking I do!  I like to share recipes which are simple, the kids can help put together and most importantly are delicious.

While there is a lot of recipes on my site that are certainly not everyday foods, I do also enjoy coming up with recipes that are kind of good for your too – I promise!  These Apricot and Coconut Bites are a great snack for kids (and adults too!) and take no time at all to put together thanks to having just two ingredients! You can make this recipe using either a food processor, stick blender or Thermomix, just blitz until your Apricot pieces are finely chopped and the mixture is well combined.  Don’t worry that it is quite crumbly to begin with, as long as you press it down firmly in your tin and chill it, these Apricot and Coconut Bites will hold their shape – I promise!

This recipe makes around 21 pieces, however you can also cut your slice into bars for the older kids or grown ups.  This is a regular in our house and I also like to keep a container of it in the freezer for those days when we need a quick snack – or I don’t have enough fruit for the kindy lunchbox!

These Apricot and Coconut Bites are best stored in the fridge, however they will also hold their shape for a few hours if you are out and about or if they are taken to school.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

apricot and coconut bites

Apricot and Coconut Bites

Ingredients

300g of dried apricots

60g of desiccated coconut

Method

  1. Line a loaf tin with baking paper making sure you leave plenty hanging over the sides to help you remove the slice once set.
  2. Place the apricots and coconut into your food processor (or a large bowl if using a stick mixer) and blitz until the apricot pieces are finely chopped and the mixture is well combined. This should take around 30 seconds.
  3. Pour the mixture into your prepared tin and use a metal spoon to evenly spread it across the tin and push down firmly until you have a smooth surface.
  4. Place the slice into the fridge overnight to set – or freezer if you prefer your slice to set very firmly.
  5. Remove the slice from the tin and cut into squares to serve. These Apricot and Coconut Bites are best kept in the fridge (or freezer) until you are ready to serve them.
apricot and coconut bites

DELICIOUS!  To find more of Lauren’s incredible recipes:

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10 Responses
  1. Kit@lifethroughthehaze

    I love apricot and coconut! Righto, now to put apricots on the shopping list! Love Lauren’s recipes. Thanks for sharing Krissy.