Lunchbox: Apricot & Oat Balls

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I’m on the hunt for lunchbox friendly snacks and I came across this Apricot Ball recipe from fellow Aussie blogger, Caz from The Truth About Mummy. I tried them out and they are easy to make and delicious! (My kids liked them too). I’ve converted this recipe for the Thermomix or you can head over to Caz’s blog for the non-thermomix version.


1 cup of dried apricots
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 cup of oat bran or rolled oats (blitz finely)
1/4 cup of skim milk powder
2 tablespoons of boiling water
Fine desiccated coconut for coating



Thermomix: Slowly turn to 7 for 6 seconds


Thermomix: Slowly turn to 7 for 10 seconds


With your hands, roll mixture into small balls and drop into a bowl of fine desiccated coconut to coat.


Fabulous for the lunchbox! They freeze well too, so you can make up a double batch and pull them out on a need basis.

Lunchbox food:

Mini quiche (I use this recipe)

Apricot balls



Carrot & Celery sticks

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Lunchbox food:

Corn & Cheese Muffins (with bacon & onion)

Apricot ball

Date Choc ball


Carrot Sticks

lunchbox ideas

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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  1. says

    Just made these and the kids love them – thanks!! They also loved helping from the balls and roll them in the coconut – I didn’t love the mess they made while doing it lol. Do you have the recipe you use for the choc date balls?

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