It's hot this summer. I am grateful that the weekend came and a little rain came with it. It made it nice, but muggy too. It's made for a lot of outdoor grilling and no bake desserts when I want a little something sweet.
I wanted a little different treat this time. Something that was refreshing and sweet. When the neighbor boys came around selling apricots for $1 a bag, I couldn't resist the deal, or the chance to try a new apricot recipe. I came across some great no bake recipes that used coconut. Coconut and apricot seemed like the perfect pair.
I couldn't wait to try them. They don't take long to make and you won't be sorry. They are delicious and such a pretty color. These treats can even be frozen and taken out when you need a little extra sweet pick me up.
Apricot Coconut No Bakes
1 ½ cup dried or 1 cup fresh apricots, cut into small pieces
2 cups unsweetened coconut
⅔ cup sweetened condensed milk (I used my vegan condensed milk version)
In a bowl, mix the apricots and coconut together. Slowly start to drizzle in the sweetened condensed milk, stopping to stir the mixture. Test mixture at intervals by forming into a ball. If mixture will form a soft ball, then there is enough sweetened condensed milk. If using fresh apricots or the vegan condensed milk, you will likely use less than the ⅔ cup the recipe calls for.
Form the mixture into one inch balls and place on waxed paper cookie sheet. Flash freeze for 30 minutes and then transfer the balls into a freezer safe container for bag. Label and freeze for up to one month.
When ready to serve, remove several minutes before serving and place on a plate to allow them to thaw.
No Bake Apricot Coconut Cookies by Healthy Blender
Apricot Coconut Cookie Bars by Eagle Brand
*Recipe adapted from Eagle Brand