Recipe: Apricot and pistachio power balls by Davina McCall

Here is an interesting and original recipe for Apricot and pistachio power balls courtesy of BBC Good Food Shows and designed by Davina McCall. Read my interview with Davina from our archives.


This is what Davina said about her recipe: ‘Everyone loved the power balls in my first book so we just had to come up with a new version – these are fruity and fabulous. I like the touch of maple syrup, but you can leave it out if you prefer. And you can add a little spice – such as cinnamon, ground ginger or cardamom. If you don’t have any pistachios, use almonds instead.’


Makes about 16

150g dried apricots

100g nut butter, preferably


50g desiccated coconut or


50g pistachios, finely chopped

1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)


For rolling

25g pistachios, finely chopped or


106 calories per power ball

Davina McCall


1 – Put the apricots in a food processor and pulse until they are very finely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and process until the mixture comes together.

2 – Roll the mixture into balls the size of a walnut. Put the ground or finely chopped pistachios on a plate and roll the balls in them until they’re completely coated. Chill the balls until they’re firm and store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

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