When I was growing up, one of my favourite homemade sweet treats was a no-bake coconut and
lemon slice which, if my memory serves me correctly, involved bashing up a packet of sugar-topped
biscuits (Nice biscuits as they are known in New Zealand), adding rather a lot of melted butter and
some desiccated coconut, squashing it all into a tin and then covering it with a lemon icing. Delish!
But loaded full of refined sugar and butter so definitely something to save for an occasional treat.
These beautiful little energy balls are just as tasty and a whole lot healthier. Incredibly easy to make
and requiring only 4 ingredients, they are the perfect little morning or afternoon treat for when
you’re hankering for something sweet.
You can keep them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks – or pop them in the freezer to make them last longer.
I use unsulphured organic apricots (because I prefer to minimise chemical processing in my food) but you can use regular dried apricots if you wish.