Dried fruit energy nuggets

Dried fruit energy nuggets

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(11 ratings)

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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10th Feb, 2017
Can't wait to make these again, certainly went down well. I double the in ingredients. This recipe reminded me of chocolate truffles even though there was no addition. I made a few changes due to lack of dates and sesame seeds in my store cupboard. Organic dried Turkish Apricot are not to sweet would recommend, used figs with a small quantity of dates and replaced sesame seed with desiccated coconut just perfect. Next time will try cacao powder for a change to dessicated coconut.
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13th Sep, 2015
Making up quick bites like this are so simple and so ideal for a healthy snack. Try our incredible Peanut Butter ones. I cannot explain how good these are... https://theeighthours.wordpress.com/2015/09/12/peanut-butter-energy-balls-2/
8th Jul, 2014
my son has a nut allergy can regular oil be used instead of coconut oil, or what would be best??
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13th Mar, 2014
check this amazing... easy to do, no bake oreo choco-pops at marmite et ponpon. http://marmiteetponpon.com/2014/03/13/no-bake-oreo-choco-pop/
6th Feb, 2014
Hold back on the coconut oil.
12th Sep, 2013
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.
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9th Feb, 2013
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.
31st Jan, 2013
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!
22nd Oct, 2012
I only used dates, almonds and toasted chia seeds. It came out great, I guess you can use whatever you have in your cupboard.
20th Oct, 2012
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 :)


27th Sep, 2017
How many in a serving?
goodfoodteam's picture
27th Sep, 2017
Thanks for your question, the nutritional info is per energy nugget.
8th Jul, 2014
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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