These Apricot Almond Dried Fruit Truffles taste like candy. But they're made entirely of dried fruit, nuts, and healthy, whole food ingredients. They're an easy-to-make, no-bake recipe that's perfect for when you need a sweet treat.
I’ve admitted many times, that I have a huge sweet tooth. If it’s in the house, I’ll always go for sweet over salty, but I try to keep it healthy and stick to fruit -or at least something with fruit in it 🙂 for dessert or a sweet snack. When fresh fruit doesn’t quite hit the spot, I go for my secret stock of dried fruit (nature’s candy), maybe with a handful of dark chocolate chips -lots of antioxidants and just enough guilt-free sweetness to satisfy me.
Lucky for me, the folks at Fruit Bliss were nice enough to send me samples of their soft dried fruit. Talk about nature’s candy! Their fruits are all-natural, with no preservatives or sugar added, and they’re rehydrated with water, which makes them so amazingly sweet, juicy, and unlike any of the dried fruit I usually buy in the bulk packages.
I especially love that their dried apricots are brown because they are sulfite-free -they give you a heads up about that on the package. They were a major hit in my house straight out of the bag for snacking. And their super sweet flavor and moist texture inspired this quick, easy, no-bake recipe, which tastes like a guilt-free candy truffle.
PS: Did you know ⅓ cup of dried apricots has more potassium than a banana?
Apricot Almond Dried Fruit Truffles
- 12 oz Soft Dried Apricots
- 1 cup roughly chopped almonds toasted
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup organic vanilla wafers
- 1 Tbs almond paste
- Place toasted almonds, oats, and vanilla wafers in the bowl of a food processor, and process well - until fine crumbs.
- Remove ¾ cup of the crumb mixture and set aside.
- Add almond paste and apricots to the remaining almond, oat mixture in the food processor.
- Pulse until mixture is well combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl several times, and then process mixture until smooth.
- "Batter" will be sticky, but should not be too wet or crumbly.
- If apricot mixture seems too wet, add additional nut-oat crumbs, 1 Tbs at a time. If mixture seems too crumbly, add water 1 teaspoon at a time.
- Use a teaspoon to scoop out batter and roll into 1-inch truffle sized balls.
- Roll each ball in the remaining nut-oat mixture.
- Store Apricot Almond Truffles in the refrigerator.