Apple pie oat bliss balls, perfect for the lunchbox and only 5 ingredients! Quick and easy to make, they are nut-free, dairy free and freezer friendly. Get a batch made and ready for grab-and-go lunches in under 20 minutes. Perfect for a sweet treat, they are packed full of whole grains (oats) which means they give a longer energy release.
Why you're going to love this recipe
What's not to love about an easy lunchbox treat?
- Quick and easy to make
- no bake
- easy to store- last at least a week in the fridge, otherwise freeze for up to 3 months
- nut free for school lunchboxes
- sweet and tasty
- 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
What goes into the recipe
- medjool dates- these softer (fresh dates) are perfect for making bliss balls as they don't need to be pre softened in water. If instead you have dried dates, you will need to soak them in water for 10-15 minutes to make sure you don't damage your food processor or blender.
- dried apple rings- these soft apple rings blend quickly in the food processor
- nutmeg- great for adding that apple pie flavour
- cinnamon- helps to add to the sweetness of the bliss balls.
- rolled oats- these oats are great for bliss balls are they chop really easily in the food processor.
How to make this recipe
This recipe is so simple to make! Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender or food processor and process until sticky.
Using wet hands, roll into 20 bliss balls.
Expert tips and FAQS
Yes! because you are blending dates and oats, it is super important to use a high-powered blender or food processor.
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 make the rolling of the balls as simple as possible. Your fingers will still get sticky, but it will mean that more ingredients will end up being used in the bliss balls.
They will store in the fridge for up to a week, and are also able to be frozen for up to three months. Defrost them before placing in the lunchbox by leaving in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
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
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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.