Apricot bites: the perfect snack to make with the grandkids! 22



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These delicious apricot snacks have become a wonderful Christmas tradition for my children and grandchildren alike. We’ll make up a huge batch at the start of every visit, then slowly work through them over the days to follow.


  • 1 packet plain sweet biscuit (milk arrowroots are ideal)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 20 dried apricots – approximately
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut


  1. Place the biscuits in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to roll them out until they are fine crumbs and pour into a mixing bowl.
  2. Using a pair of kitchen scissors, cut the dried apricots into small pieces and add to the mixing bowl.
  3. Pour the condensed milk and 3/4 cups of the coconut into the mixing bow.
  4. Mix well until the mixture is thick and sticking together.
  5. Take a spoonful of the mixture onto a board covered with the remaining coconut and roll into a small ball.
  6. Place into a container lined with baking paper and continue until the mixture is all used.
  7. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes and enjoy!

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  1. I would get lynched! One granddaughter has type 1 diabetes and the boys’ are not allowed a lot of sugar. Suppose I could make them for myself though.

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    • Of course you make them for self you deserve them I will make them used to years ago delicious & the apricots are good for you

  2. I ve been making these for over 50 years for Christmas. If you don’t like apricots change the fruit.

  3. i wont make any even though they look yummy, i would love them to much ,i will just pretend i had some

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