You know, way back when I started blogging, I thought the photos for these apple pie oat bliss balls were awesome. I've learnt so much since then! I've decided this post needed a refresh, some shiny new photos, a step by step video...and some more hints and tips.
Bliss balls, they are everywhere, you can buy them in the supermarket (they are really expensive) and you can purchase them with your morning coffee at delis and cafes. Again they are really expensive there too!
So why not make your own? They are quick and easy to make, they require no baking and they are easy to store. These apple pie oat bliss balls are also nut free which means they are school friendly!
Why apple pie? Well, they contain all the flavours of apple pie as they have cinnamon and nutmeg in them, making them a taste that pops in your mouth with apple pie-ness.
They are perfect for the lunchbox!
These little bliss balls hold really well together and are going to last at least a week in the fridge, if they don't all get eaten the minute you make them! You could freeze them for longer term storage as well and they will easily keep for up to 3 months in the freezer. Just be sure to defrost in the fridge the night before or they will still be frozen!
Apple pie oat bliss balls only have 5 ingredients!
If you dry your own apple, you can use it in these, otherwise use store bought. With only 5 ingredients, you really won't find an easier no-bake treat for lunchboxes. They are yummy at afternoon tea as a quick snack when you get home from school too, and so great to have in the fridge.
Want more apple recipes?
- Apple cinnamon baked donuts- no added sugar!
- Apple pie yoghurt dough scrolls
- Brown sugar apple slice -a kid favourite for afternoon tea
- Amazing whole apple food processor cake
Tips and tricks for bliss balls:
- use a high powered food processor to mix the ingredients
- make sure the ingredients are sticking together (if they aren't- add a little water- but only a tiny bit at a time!)
- use wet hands to roll them
- store them in the fridge in a sealed container to maximise their storage time!
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Apple pie oat bliss balls
- 1 cup apple dried rings push them down in the cup!
- 12 medjool dates soaked in hot water for 10 minutes then pitted
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ cup rolled oats
- Put all the ingredients into a food processor and process until sticky.
- With wet hands, roll into little bitesize balls.
- Makes 20.