School-Safe Chocolate Snack Balls

Prep Time: 
15 minutes prep time, 1 hour chill time
Number of Servings: 
Makes 12 balls (Serves 6)
Recipe Source: 

From The School Year Survival Cookbook by Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh ($24.95, Appetite by Random House, 2017)


  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw and unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp coconut oil, melted


  1.  Line a baking sheet with unbleached baking parchment paper.
  2.  In a food processor, pulse dried apricots, 1/4 cup of the shredded coconut, the pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and cocoa powder until mixture is crumbly. Add honey and coconut oil and process again until a sticky, uniform dough is created.
  3.  Place remaining shredded coconut on a plate. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball with wet hands. Roll in coconut and place on baking sheet. Continue with remaining dough. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Nutrition Info: 

165 Calories, 4 g Protein, 21 g Carbohydrates, 5 g Fiber, 10 g Total fat (6 g sat), 6 mg Sodium, Vitamin E, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium,