Apricot Coconut Balls Recipe

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I appreciate that these fruity candies are easy to prepare and can be made ahead of time. They're a nice alternative to chocolate sweets. —Barbara Strohbehn, Gladbrook, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups dried apricots
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 122 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Place apricots in a food processor; cover and pulse until chopped. Transfer to a large bowl; add coconut and milk. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar.
  2. Place on a baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm. Store in an airtight container in the freezer or refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Apricot Coconut Balls in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p83

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