Apple and date bliss balls

Easy to freeze
Apple and date bliss balls
Makes: 20
Serves: 20
Preparation time: 10 minutes


2 cups rolled oats

5 pitted dates

1½ cup 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 balls and coat in more coconut.


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