Apple and date bliss balls.

Preparation time
10 minutes

Makes 20

Suitable for Freezing


  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 5 pitted dates

  • 1½ cups dried apple, chopped

  • 3-5 tbsp water

  • 3 tbsp desiccated coconut & more for rolling

  • 1 tsp vanilla


Blend oats in a high-speed blender or food processor until they’re a flour-like consistency.

Add the apple, coconut and vanilla and process. Slowly add the dates and water. Start with 3 tablespoons of water and add more if required. Scoop out the mixture, slightly dampen hands, roll into 20 balls and coat in more coconut.

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