These Apricot Cashew Bites offer a healthy kids snack that is free from gluten, grains, refined sugar, lactose, soy & dairy. Once the bites have firmed up in the fridge add a yummy chocolate element by drizzling on a basic chocolate sauce based on coconut oil, which will set quickly because the bites are cold. Simply whisk together some liquefied coconut oil, raw honey and organic cocoa powder to make a healthy chocolate sauce.
1 cup organic dried apricots (sulphite-free)
1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 1 hr and strained
3-4 tbsp coconut oil, liquefied
1 cup organic desiccated coconut (or shredded, or chips, whichever you like, it doesn’t matter because it’s getting blended anyway)
- Place all ingredients into a food processor and blitz until it’s a fine sticky-but-sorta-crumbly mixture. The kids need to be careful of the blade inside the food processor but other than that, this part is easy for kids to help with or do themselves.
- Use a teaspoon to press some mixture into moulds. Silicon mini cupcake moulds work really well.
- Place the filled moulds in the fridge to firm up, for about 30 mins or so. The coconut oil will solidify making the mixture less oily to handle.
- Keep the moulds on and the bites cool until it’s time to serve them otherwise warm temps will melt the coconut oil and they’ll become very messy to eat (not necessarily something the kids will be concerned about though!). Peel back the mould and bite into the bites… yum!
– Roll the mixture into balls or logs if you don’t have moulds
By Aimee Clark Food + Cooking Coach Primal Influence