Cranberry Apricot Truffles

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

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Servings 24 truffles



  • Place apricots, cranberries and orange zest in food processor
  • Pulse until fruit is chopped and forms a large ball
  • Form fruit mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  • In a saucepan over very low heat, melt chocolate
  • Drizzle one heaping teaspoon of melted chocolate over each fruit ball
  • Allow chocolate to harden, refrigerating if necessary
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
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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.


24 responses to “Cranberry Apricot Truffles”

  1. Hello, Pray you and your family are doing well in all this craziness in the world. First let me apologize, I am Asking This question about another Recipe, cause that recipe would not let me ask anything. Its about your fig newtons I’m not sure if you answered this question, I searched the Comments, but could not find this question. My bonus Mom gave me some fresh figs, I searched for a grain free recipe and found yours, but is has dried figs, can I use fresh ones, so I can use these figs. Thank you for all you do, you are a true Blessing to many that either have to, or choose to eat a cleaner way of eating. You are a gem Many Blessings

    • Leona, thanks for your comment and I hope you and yours are safe and well. Using fresh figs won’t work in my fig newton recipe, but when you get some dried figs you’ll love them!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. I made these tonight and they are AWESOME!!! I’m doing healthy treats for Christmas this year and no one is missing the other! Thank you!

  5. 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 :-)

  6. 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

  7. 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…

  8. 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?

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