cranberry apricot truffles recipe

Cranberry Apricot Truffles

Scrumptious homemade truffles using only four ingredients!

This recipe for handmade, gluten free and raw Cranberry Apricot Truffles is packed with nutrients, easy to make and aesthetically pleasing to boot.

After taking a brief hiatus from sweets, I am back on the dessert bandwagon! With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, I have been thinking of fun treats to give out to friends and family for the holiday.

Cranberry Apricot Truffles
Serves: 24 truffles
  1. Place apricots, cranberries and orange zest in food processor
  2. Pulse until fruit is chopped and forms a large ball
  3. Form fruit mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  4. In a saucepan over very low heat, melt chocolate
  5. Drizzle one heaping teaspoon of melted chocolate over each fruit ball
  6. Allow chocolate to harden, refrigerating if necessary
  7. Serve

We will be making these truffles and more in my upcoming gluten-free cooking class, February 9th here in Boulder, CO.

Update: Our first class was a success! Here are some photos. If you would like to participate in any of my future classes please visit my classes page.


  1. Laurie says

    Dear Elana,
    I made these for a party last weekend and my friends loved them. They said things like “These are really good!” “These taste really expensive.” “You could probably have your child make a cute box for them and sell them at the Farmer’s Market for $5.00 a pair (don’t worry, I have absolutely no intention of doing so).

    For fun, I made 1/2-inch truffles out of half of the mixture (and the usual 1-inch size out of the other half). The small ones were intended for the children at the party but I think the adults devoured most of them. These also went over very well at a family gathering during the December holidays. My partner’s aunt (like me) is a fan of your website and she was happy to know they were from you.

    Thank you for all of the wonderfully delicious and healthy recipes that you create for the rest of us to enjoy and share. Happy 2015!

  2. Janie says

    I absolutely love your blog & recipes. The recipes are easy to follow & healthy. I work at a wellness clinic & recommend your blog to our patients, especially those with a recent diagnosis of gluten sensitivities. I appreciate that you take the time to educate ppl on a healthier alternative. Thanks & God bless!

  3. says

    Love your stuff, I’m gonna try these and wondered, dried cranberries usually have sugar. Are they available without? i will look on the forum too.
    I’ll try to find some without sugar. We shall see :-)

  4. Sharon says

    Are you able to post carb count on your recipes. My husband is a diabetic and it would be nice to know how much insulin he would have to take for these. I need to eat gluten free but with him being a diabetic we could really use it. Thanks so very much. <3

  5. Angel Kelly says

    After waiting longer they came off the tray, actually my partner got them off somehow, when i was out of the room, she didn’t know they were two different flavors so now they are mixed up….grab bag…

    Anyway these are awesome & I have plans to have a friend come over to make more soon.

    p.s The blueberry ones were a little dry in the food processor so i blended in a handful of nuts for oil & it worked out nice…

  6. Angel Kelly says

    i just made these, well half a batch with cranberries & half with dried blueberries…
    The problem i have is they won’t come off the tray in one piece, they break off. Any suggestions?

  7. Karen says

    Forgot to mention that the sunflower seeds I used were the salted ones. I learned the delight of the sweet and salty living in Asia. Not sure how it would be with the plain seeds. The salty makes it very good.

  8. Karen says

    I love to make truffles, but this year I wanted some that were healthier. I was delighted to find this recipe. I taste as I go and found to my taste the chocolate didn’t work. I chopped sunflower seeds and stirred them into the cranberry/apricot mix then rolled the balls into sunflower seeds. The contrast between the sweet and the salty makes these a real treat. Thanks for giving us a healthier alternative. I took them to my doctor’s office where they were devoured.

  9. Daphne says

    Elana, I had thought I had sent a question about a month ago but have never rec’d a reply, so I guess it didn’t get thru to you. My question is how to use Xanthan Gum. I was making a pineapple sauce for chocolate cake and wanted to thicken the crushed pineapple with this rather than cornstarch. I added cold water as I would to the cornstarch and it really lumped. Any ideas??

  10. says

    Michelle -I have to agree with you on that one, sounds totally weird. It’s the real deal though –dark chocolate is full of anti-oxidants and dried apricots are packed with iron and other wholesome nutrients. Really, it’s not too good to be true :-)

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