Apricot Fig and Nut Energy Bites

Gluten-free Vegan, No Cook Apricot Fig and Nuts Energy Bites Recipe

Apricot and Figs Nuts Energy Bites

Dried Apricot Fig and Nuts Energy Bites, make a perfect snack for any time and guilt free munching.

Synthetic Sugar free, energy bites can be made with all the readily available ingredients in your pantry and can be adapted as per your preferences.

It takes only 10 mins. to make these snack bites that are loaded with your favourite nuts and dried fruits.

Both of my kids and hubby have sweet tooth. For there anytime sweet cravings or kids’ lunchboxes I always keep some healthy snack ready, that takes no effort in preparing too.

Perfect festive treats for those whose want to avoid synthetic sugar as the dried fruits add natural sweetness here.

You can pack these in beautiful gift boxes and gift to your loved ones on festive and special occasions.

Few of the snacks(sweet) with nuts, seeds and dried fruits that I have shared on my blog.. Date and Fig Rice Krispies, Ragi Dried Fruit and Nuts Ladoos, Power Packed Homemade Granola, Mixed Nut Gur Chikki(Jaggery Brittle), Til Khus Khus Chikki in Coconut Sugar.

These sweet treats are loaded with all the essential nutrients and are kids friendly. I make these on rotation, as kids should not get bored with the same kind of stuff.

#FruityBites is the theme for this week’s challenge, for my Facebook foodies group, Foodie Monday Bloghop. Archana from the Mad scientist Kitchen, suggested that we make something with fruits fresh or dried.She made these delicious Poached Pears that you can enjoy with ice cream or any of your favourite food. Another recipes Caramel Apple Pizza, Mango Fool is on my is on my to try list.

Ingredients for Apricot Fig and Nuts Energy Bites

Dried Apricots, Figs, Nuts(Almond, Pistachio, Cashew Nuts), Coconut Flakes, Fennel Seeds and Cardamom Powder/Seeds.

Few years back I came across few recipes of no cook, energy bites, while I was looking for recipes using dried apricots. There are many variations of the recipe with different nuts and dried fruits.

I like Apricot, both fresh and dried. Dried ones are a great option for munching or mix in with nuts for trail mix.

These are a great source of Vit. A, Vit, C and also contains Vit. E. and iron. These are rich in fiber hence help keep the body fuller. These are good for bones, digestion, stomach related problems and also improve skin health and vision.

Another dried fruit that I used here on the recipe is Fig. Health benefits of the figs are the same like that of Apricots. These also contain prebiotics  are good for the digestion and promote good gut bacteria.Figs are also rich in calcium and thus help in building strong bones.

You can choose any nuts of your choice. I have used here almonds,pistachios, cashew nuts. Hint of Cardamom and a tsp of Fennel seeds to add the flavour.

Roll the bites in coconut flakes for nutty tropical flavour.

Substitutes for the ingredients– The recipe if very adaptable and you can conveniently substitute nuts used in the recipe as per your preference.

Dates can be used in place of figs.

Add a tbsp of chia seeds  for a nice crunch, if skipping figs.

If you have nut allergies, you can skip those and add seeds like pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

Recipe Card for Apricot Fig and Nuts Energy Bites

Apricots, Fig and Nuts Energy Bites

Quick and Easy 5 minutes Vegan and Gluten-free, Energy bites with Dried fruits like Apricot, Figs and Nuts
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine International


  • Food Processor


  • ½ Cup Dried Apricots
  • ½ Cup Dried Figs
  • ¼ Cup Almonds
  • ¼ Cup Cashew Nuts
  • ¼ Cup Pistachios
  • ¼ Cup Coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • ¼ Tsp Cardamom Powder/Seeds


  • In a blender add figs, apricots, pulse till it breakdowns smalls bits.
  • Add nuts, cardamom seeds/powder, fennel now and pulse again.
  • Make a coarse paste of the whole mix.
  • Take out in dish or plate.
  • Add half of coconut flakes in the mixture. Mix it nicely.
  • Make small lemon sized/bite sized balls.
  • Take the rest of coconut flakes in a plate and roll the balls, coating nicely.
  • Keep in an air tight container and enjoy as and when you want!!


Substitutes for the ingredients-- The recipe if very adaptable and you can conveniently substitute nuts used in the recipe as per your preference.
Dates can be used in place of figs.
If skipping figs , you can add a tbsp of Chia seeds for the crunch.
If you have nut allergies, you can skip those and add seeds like pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
Keyword No Cook Ladoos, Recipes with Apricots, Recipes with Figs, REcipes with Nuts

Apricot Fig and Nuts Energy Bites

Do make these wonderful and healthy snack treats for your loved ones just like that or on special occasions.

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Author: Swati

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16 thoughts

  1. Loved these energy bites. Looks so nutritious and mouthwatering. Fennel seeds and cardamom will give a lovely flavour. Healthy way to satisfy sweet cravings.

  2. When I was feeding my daughter and a kid, I remember being fed similar energy balls filled with dried fruit. These look so lovely and sound absolutely delicious. I’m sure my family would love them, and I’d love to try them out!

  3. Yummy!! on my next trek guess what I will carry? These are the perfect way to feed my hubby apricots. Love them Swati.

    1. Thanks Archana.. best to pack when travelling.. recently I packed these while travelling and kept the hunger cravings and tiredness especially for kids at bay..

  4. Yummy and healthy ladoos . You have used all my favorite fry fruits and the use of coconut flakes simply adds to the already delicious tasting ladoos.

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