Apricot Bites - Nude Cheap Healthy Lunchbox Food

Apricot Bites - Nude Cheap Healthy Lunchbox Food

With the pressures of lunchbox variety and our commitment to plastic free "nude food" - we are always getting the "hassle", particularly from miss 3, for more foods like her friends get. 

You would think Apricot Bites are a healthy option for the lunchbox and we are not always to know what things are and are not healthy, just by appearances and assumptions. 

From the supermarket - these prepacked goodies have sugar as their 2nd and 3rd ingredients (sugar and glucose syrup from corn); some brands their first! So, we experimented with this simple recipe and all three kids loved it.

Cheap, easy, healthy.

Prepare on a Sunday, get your child involved in helping and save yourself some money and them the not so helpful sugars.

Nude Apricot Bites


  • Blender
  • Scales
  • Baking paper
  • Baking pan - lined with baking paper
  • Spoon


  • 300g dried apricots
  • 100g desiccated coconut - plus some extra for coating
  • 60g dried dates


  1. Put all ingredients into a blender/food mixer for about 5 minutes
  2. Push firmly into the lined baking tray
  3. Place in fridge for 2 hours
  4. Remove from baking tray and cut into 2cm x 2cm squares
  5. Toss in extra coconut and store in airtight container in the fridge 

These will keep in the fridge for weeks, assuming they do not go before that!