Apricot Fig And Goji Berry Powerballs

by | Feb 6, 2012 | 15 comments

Apricot Fig And Goji Berry Powerballs

You put a group of women together and you could publish a cookbook. I say this because when women with even the slightest inclination towards food come together recipes are created, shared, swapped, evolved and adapted. It always happens to me when I get together with my friends for a cup of tea. Maybe, we should collectively write a cookbook??

Ingredients for Apricot Fig Goji Berry Powerballs

The inspiration for this particular recipe comes from my friend Julie who brought a round container of perfectly shaped apricot balls to tea last week. They sounded healthy and most importantly, my first born had a crack at them and loved them. So I decided to adapt her recipe to make one of my own.
 
Rolling the powerballs
 
Lately, I have been playing with dried goji berries in my cooking and these little powerballs as I like to call them were a perfect excuse to use more of those antioxidant packed little red berries. The recipe is simple, no cook and ready in about 10 minutes. You can easily swap ingredients, keeping the quantities the same. My version is nut-free so I can easily include it in the school lunchbox. I am striving to have a box of these fruity balls handy for those occasional snacking bouts. And I am having goji berries everyday. That thought alone makes me happy.
 
Dried fruit and coconut balls for a healthy snack.
 
Goji Berry Powerballs
 
 
 

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APRICOT FIG AND GOJI BERRY POWERBALLS

 
Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Makes – 30
 

Ingredients

1/2 cup semi-dried apricots
1/2 cup semi-dried figs
1/2 cup skim milk powder
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons wheatgerm
1 tablespoon dried goji berries
extra desiccated coconut to roll the powerballs in
 

Method

 
Combine apricots, figs, goji berries, wheatgerm, milk powder and coconut in a food processor. Process on high for 2 minutes until the dried fruit is finely crushed. Add orange juice and process on low for 3 to 5 minutes until mixture is well combined and looks like a stiff dough ball.
 
Roll mixture into little balls the size of large grapes in the palm of your hands. Scatter extra desiccated coconut in a shallow plate and roll the balls in it to coat evenly with the coconut. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for a healthy snack.
 

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COMMENTS

15 Comments
  1. Swati Sapna

    An absolutely fabulous and healthy snack! I have figs and sultanas at home… tempted to change a few ingredients around and give this a shot. Its sounds so easy 🙂

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  2. pickyin@LifeIsGreat

    As you probably know already, the Chinese use these berries in soups. I dislike the taste of it but for health purposes, I will drink the soup and discard the berries. Nice adaptation to use them in snacks though!

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  3. Martyna@WholesomeCook

    Great for an after run energy boost and I like that you used figs instead of dates for the little seeds add a nice crunch!

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  4. Anita Menon

    Sound delicious and so healthy. You are right about girl friends getting together and talking about cooking and baking. I have a set of friends and we can’t have enough of it.

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  5. Sara (Belly Rumbles)

    What a lovely healthy snack. I do love apricot balls, but the addition of goji berry is a clever additive.

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  6. thelittleloaf

    You should definitely write a cookbook, I’d buy it 🙂
    These look lovely – simple, healthy and delicious.

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  7. Eha

    Ditto all the bloggers ahead of me re an absolutely necessary cookery book from you! And tho’ I keep on reading about goji berries but have yet to use them: a fabulous recipe for beginning my journey!

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  8. Anna @The Littlest Anchovy

    What a lovely, healthy snack. I have just discovered your blog. I think I am going to love trawling through your archives 🙂

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  9. Laura

    Hi Sneh, great idea and I want to make them but the packets of skim milk powder at the supermarket are HUGE and I doubt I would use it again. What can I use as a substitute? If it acts as a binding ingredient, would something like almond meal work?

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    • Sneh

      Absolutely. Almond meal would work perfectly. I only used skim milk to make this recipe nut-free for our school lunchbox 🙂

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  10. Laura

    Excellent, thanks!

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  11. Julie

    Thanks, power balls have found their way into my office and my colleagues are very happy!

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    • Sneh

      awesome Julie! glad you like 🙂

      Reply

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