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Apricot Bliss Balls

Through these posts I get to satisfy many of my creative outlets; cooking, styling, photography and writing.  I am better at some than I am others and if I am honest with myself it is the writing that tends to stall my blogging.  I am inclined to be more flowery with my prose than I probably should be, a little too self-indulgent.  With this in mind this post is going to be a short one.  Get to the supermarket, get these ingredients in your trolley and makes these delicious wee treats - they may just become a pantry staple.  

Apricot Bliss Balls
Makes about 16 balls

1/2 cup dates
1/2 cup dried apricots
zest of 1 orange
juice of 1/2 orange
1 cup brazil nuts
1 cup cashew nuts
1 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Put the dates, apricots and orange zest and juice into a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add the nuts, 1 cup of the coconut and the vanilla extract and process until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.  Put the remaining 1/4 cup coconut onto a dinner plate. Take about a teaspoonful of the mixture, roll it into a ball and then roll the ball in the coconut, making sure it is evenly coated. Continue with the remaining mixture until finished. Make balls as big or as small as you like.   

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