Apricot White Chocolate Granola Bites

by Erin

Craving something sweet? Try these apricot white chocolate granola bites. They are easy to make and perfect to have on hand when cravings strike.

Easy Granola Bites with Apricot and White Chocolate

Sunday late at night I received a phone call from Katie, a friend taking care of my cat Brady during my travels. The first thing I heard was Brady sounding miserable in the background. He has had two spells of constipation in the past few months, and it appeared it was time for round three.

Since the last two times both passed within 24 hours I decided to give him some time and tuna with a little oil to help out. As much as I hate seeing (or hearing this time) him in pain, it didn’t make sense to rush him off to the pet-ER late at night if he was just going to end up pooping in a few hours.

Healthy Apricot White Chocolate Granola Bites

Monday evening he was still wailing, had not eaten a thing in two days and still had clean litter box. So Katie dashed off with him to the vet while I called to give them permission for her to admit my cat since I was boarding my plane home (thank goodness for Katie!). She got there just after 6pm, but still let her in and took their time checking him out even though they would normally be closing for the night.

Good thing too, because had he been forced to wait to be seen until morning, he would have been in serious condition. His bladder was so full, it was the size of a softball and hard as a rock. Poor thing couldn’t pee! And his toxicity levels were off the charts. Thankfully they were able to relieve him with a catheter and stayed overnight. I was told her was a very sweet cat despite his miserable state.

Tuesday morning the doctor called to tell me his levels were much lower but still not yet at normal levels. The catheter was taken out later that afternoon to see if he would be able to urinate himself (sorry if this story just became unappetizing). He thinks the blockage may have been caused by crystals and will need to go on a special diet, but first they needed a urine sample to examine. He stayed overnight again yesterday to recover further and I am waiting to hear from the doctor today in hopes that I will be bringing my little cuddle-buddy home sometime today. My apartment seems so empty without him there.

Apricot White Chocolate Granola Bites

Thanks for sticking it out through that story. I hope you still want to look at food after that little tale of bowl movements. Maybe you can see some sort of transition between that and some granola bites? Yea? Ok just go with it…

Dried fruit, nuts, chocolate and oats. Typically these are the ingredients which one can play around with in order to produce a favorite granola bar. But there are times when preheating the oven is already too much effort, and passes too much time (but I want it NOW).

These granola bites are perfect for such a time. I tried them out first with the original recipe ingredients, but immediately knew the possibilities were endless. But first I need to restock on my dried fruits and nuts! What do you think would be your favorite combination? I’ve also tried “cookie dough”, banana bread, buckeye, peanut butter, s’mores.

Post updated 1/9/22, photo above is the original.

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Easy Granola Bites with Apricot and White Chocolate


Yield: 2 dozen Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1-1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar (or pure maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt, to taste


  1. In a food processor, grind the oats and nuts together until you get a flour consistency.
  2. Add in the dried apricots and chocolate chips. Pulse until they are chopped up and well blended with the oat flour.
  3. Add in the agave and vanilla. Mix well until a clumpy dough forms that you can easily shape into a ball without it falling apart. If it's not there yet, add more agave nectar, just a bit at a time.
  4. Shape into 1" balls and lay on a dish lined with wax paper. Place in freezer of refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Once set, transfer to an air tight container and store in freezer or fridge.
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Rituparna May 28, 2012 - 11:14 am

I am completely in love with your blog. The delicious food and your passion inspire me. You are one multi-talented lady. Seriously, send me some of that energy. You remind me of my sister, always on your toes and ready for the world. I hope you like what I made.

spiffycookie May 28, 2012 - 11:28 am

Awww wow thank you so much!

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef May 26, 2012 - 7:39 am

Poor kitty!! I hate it when the furballs are under the weather. They have nobody but us to look after them and I always feel bad. Co-dependent? yeah, that’s me.

I love thse little bites, they look delicious.

Vicki @ WITK May 24, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Aww, poor kitty! I hope he gets better soon. A house with a missing pet isn’t the same!

Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) May 24, 2012 - 2:57 pm

PERFECT combination. Yummmmmmm.

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts May 23, 2012 - 10:32 pm

Sorry to hear about your cat! We had a can when I was in high school who had that same problem. They said it was a relatively common problem with male cats. Hopefully the diet helps him!

These little granola bites sounds like a yummy snack!

Janet@FCTC May 23, 2012 - 9:41 pm

Awww, I hope Brady feels better soon!

These granola bites sound awesome. Apricot and white chocolate is one of my favorite pairings so I definitely need to change this

Tracy May 23, 2012 - 9:24 pm

Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry to hear about your kitty! My kitty had the same thing a couple years ago with a urinary block, and it was so scary. I’m so glad he is feeling better!!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious May 23, 2012 - 6:54 pm

I hope Brady is feeling better. Poor thing.

And yes, awesome granola bites. I’ve never had them in bite-form but I’m so excited to make these and gobble them up.

Lynna May 23, 2012 - 1:31 pm

healthy (i think) and simple recipe? win!!

Jen @ Juanita's Cocina May 23, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Poor baby!!! My mom’s poodle has crystals too. They have her on a special diet and she improved a lot! He’ll be feeling much better SO soon!

Also, on a completely unrelated note, these look AMAZING!!!

christina @ ovenadventures May 23, 2012 - 11:51 am

Oh no. I used to work in a vet clinic and would see this all the time. Poor little guy.
Get well soon Brady.

Mel May 23, 2012 - 10:33 am

Awww…. poor kitty. Hopefully he is feeling better and can come home soon.

Devon May 23, 2012 - 9:25 am

Poor Brady! Hopefully he’s better now & can come home to Mama :)

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels May 23, 2012 - 9:24 am

Aww I’m so sorry to hear about your cat :( I hope he feels better soon!
These granola bites look soooo good. Love the combination of cashews, apricots and white chocolate, yum! :)

Kathryn May 23, 2012 - 7:36 am

Oh poor Brady (and poor you!) I hope he can come home sage and is feeling better.


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