Apricot and pistachio power balls

20 April 2017 by
First published: 14 February 2017

Try these apricot and pistachio power balls for the ultimate energy boost.

‘Everyone loved the power balls in my first book so we just had to come up with a new version,’ says Davina McCall. ‘These apricot and pistachio power balls are fruity and fabulous. I like the touch of maple syrup, but you can leave it out if you prefer. And you can add a little spice – such as cinnamon, ground ginger or cardamom. If you don’t have any pistachios, use almonds instead.’

Ingredients (makes about 16)

150g dried apricots
100g nut butter, preferably unsalted
50g desiccated coconut or oatmeal
50g pistachios, finely chopped
1tbsp maple syrup (optional)
25g pistachios, finely chopped or ground (for rolling)


Put the apricots in a food processor and pulse until they are very finely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and process until the mixture comes together.

Roll the mixture into balls the size of a walnut. Put the ground or finely chopped pistachios on a plate and roll the balls in them until they’re completely coated. Chill the balls until they’re firm and store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

For further information, please go to www.orionbooks.co.uk 

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