Apricot + Pumpkin Seed Sunshine Balls

sunshine bliss balls

Apricot + Pumpkin Seed Sunshine Balls

Bliss Balls are such a great quick snack and I literally made hundreds before I birthed both my babies. I’d grab a few from the freezer each night to put on my bedside table so I’d have some energy to stay awake through those loooooong nights.

Here’s a recipe I’ve been making for a while now, it’s a nice change from the usual date and cacao versions out there.


  • 200 grams dried apricots
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or rice malt syrup
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ½ cup oats
  • ¾ cup almond meal
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut for rolling


  1. Put the apricots, maple syrup and water into a food processor or blender and process until the apricots are broken down, you might need to scrape down the side a few times if you’re using a blender.
  2. Add the oats, almond meal, cinnamon and blend again until everything is well combined.
  3. Next, add in the pumpkin seeds. Pulse the mixture so the pumpkin seeds break down a bit but still have some crunch.
  4. Scoop out heaped tablespoon portions and roll into balls, then roll in desiccated coconut.
    Freeze or keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.