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energy balls in a white bowl.

Apricot Brazil Nut Energy Balls

  • Author: The Healthful Ideas
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: approx. 25 balls
  • Category: snack
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Amrican
  • Diet: Vegan


Delicious simple vegan energy snack. Great before a workout!


  • 1 1/2 cup brazil nuts
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup packed dried pitted apricots
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Medjool dates (divided)


  1. Add the brazil nuts, cinnamon, and salt into a food processor and pulse a few times until you get coarse crumble (process them less to keep the energy balls crunchier with visible pieces of nuts or more to make them softer).
  2. Add the dried apricots, 2 Medjool dates, and vanilla extract and process until it starts forming a dough. It should easily stick together when you try to form a ball. If not, add 1 more date.
  3. Scoop the dough out to form small balls, I did about 1-2 tsp each.
  4. Store in the fridge in an airtight container. They might get very soft from all the processing and rolling out but they will harden up in the fridge. They should keep for 1-2 weeks.


You can store these energy balls in the freezer for 1-2 months and just defrost a few every time you want a snack.

Keywords: apricot, brazil nut, snack