Apple Pie Snack Balls
I swear Apple pie is just one of those traditional kind of desserts that just never get old. They only come around every now and then, but when it does, boy oh boy you're in for a treat. If I'm honest, I would definitely describe myself as more of an apple crumble kind of gal but hey, I'll take apple pie if it's around. Unfortunately for me, as I've grown older my gluten tolerance hasn't quite kept up with my lust for goodies such as apple pie and the likes. Gluten tends to play a little havoc on my ol' digestive system which seems worth it at the time, however not so fun
or pretty in the aftermath.
These little bites of heaven are an apple pie rolled up into a ball of healthy gluten free deliciousness. Is deliciousness a word? Because I'm convinced it is. Anyway, you can literally pull these bites together in a matter of minutes. You're basically throwing everything into your food processor and bam, you've got a dough ready to be rolled and eaten. Hell, don't even bother rolling it, just eat it straight out the bowl. It's a safe space, no one's judging you here. What are you still doing here?! Get in your kitchen!
APPLE PIE ENERGY BITESPREP TIME: 5M | COOK TIME: 10M | TOTAL TIME: 15 YIELD: 25 BALLS
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup dry roasted* or raw cashews
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup dried pitted dates
- 200 grams dried apple rings
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Juice from half a medium lemon
- Boil the kettle, meanwhile add the dates to a medium bowl. Once boiled, pour hot water over the dates until just covered. Leave for 5 minutes.
- While the dates are soaking, add the nuts and chia seeds into your food processor. Pulse until the nuts are crumbly or to your liking (big chunks of nuts, process less.)
- Drain the water from the dates and add to the nuts. Along with the dates, add the rest of the ingredients and process on high until a sticky 'dough' forms.
- Using your hands, roll small amounts of the mixture into balls, depending on how big or small you'd like the balls to be.
- * I used dry roasted for a nuttier flavour, but if you're wanting to keep these completely raw obviously just use raw cashews!