Dried fruit energy nuggets

Dried fruit energy nuggets

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Prep: 10 mins No cook


Makes 6
Give your energy levels a real boost with these nutritionally-balanced healthy fruit bites

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal113
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre2g
  • protein2g
  • salt0g
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  • 50g soft dried apricot
  • 100g soft dried date



    Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits - it's thought that they were a staple part of…

  • 50g dried cherry



    One of the delights of the summer, cherries are much loved for their succulent texture, flavour…

  • 2 tsp coconut oil



    A large hairy, brown nut that grows on the coconut tree, found throughout the world's…

  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seed


  1. Whizz apricots with dates and cherries in a food processor until very finely chopped. Tip into a bowl and use your hands to work in coconut oil. Shape the mix into walnut-sized balls, then roll in sesame seeds. Store in an airtight container until you need a quick energy fix.

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Comments (17)

AnsellF's picture

my son has a nut allergy can regular oil be used instead of coconut oil, or what would be best??

lauracvparkes's picture

Hold back on the coconut oil.

lolomuds's picture

Just made these for my children, 18mths & 3yrs. My son helped to make them, (he generally turns his nose up at fruit in any form except for stewed in porridge) and I called them treats & he ate one and enjoyed it. I made about 12 from the above measurements and they will be a handy healthy alternative to keep in the cupboard. My daughter loves all fruit so scoffed this down unsurprisingly.

I didn't use any oil or honey. Threw in a tbsp on chopped nuts & a tsp of cocoa powder. Yum.

choccylab's picture

I used cranberries rolled in cinnamon, dates, a tbsp of cocoa powder and a small amount of honey to bind, and then rolled in dessicated coconut. Very yummy indeed.

cooking80's picture

Fantastic high energy snack. so versatile. I used cranberries instead of cherries and added nuts, didn't need the oil and covered in coconut. Fab!

szidyh's picture

I only used dates, almonds and toasted chia seeds. It came out great, I guess you can use whatever you have in your cupboard.

veggiesara's picture

I don't know if I can fairly rate this recipe as I changed it so much! I used prunes and dates because that's what I had at home, I then added 1 tbsp of cocoa powder while whizzing the dried fruit, and then I rolled the whole thing in more cocoa powder and it was LOVELY, like a lovely fruity healthy chocolate truffle! made me very happy :)

redemdiva's picture

I used what I had in my cupboard - dates, raisins, apricots and almonds with a drizzle of honey and roasted sesame oil. I then rolled them in dessicated coconut.... Delicious!!!

kimtolfrey's picture

Yummy for all my family. I also added mixed nuts and omitted the oil and they held together well.

Mrs Pienaar's picture

Made these for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks - great alternative to chocolate/sweets and will be making them for the national 3 peaks in September

chitrakarve's picture

I tried this with mainly nuts and dates to bind it together and it was great!

applepie_tasty's picture

is there any alternative to coconut oil that would also work?

sjdsjd's picture

I used some crystalised papaya and ginger instead of the cherries, rolled them in dessicated coconut and ate them straight from the freezer, yum. I had to chop them by had before my processor would entertain them, but I used cheaper dried apricats and dates.

rose93's picture

These are great rolled in dessicated coconut rather than sesame seeds!

shirley1265's picture

I didn't have cherries so used dried cranberries. No coconut oil so used sesame oil but reduced it to just 1 spoonful. They are actually quite delicious and just 1 can satisfy my afternoon sweet craving.

Questions (1)

AnsellF's picture

not freezable by the looks of things but how long do you think you can keep these for in air tight container?

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