Apple Pie Almond Butter Balls

These are a really nice sweet treat. Either as an after diner snack or as pick-me-up over an afternoon coffee.



  • 1 cup (75g) dried unsweetened apple rings
  • 1 cup(140g) packed pitted dates
  • 1⁄2 cup (75g) raw almonds
  • 2  tablespoons (30g) raw almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 small gala apple, chopped (100g)


  • 1 teaspoon organic coconut palm sugar (optional ­ for rolling the balls in with the oats!)
  • 1⁄4 cup rolled oats (40g)


  1. Soak dates in hot water for 10 to ­15 minutes to soften, then drain.
  2. Add dates, apple rings, almonds, almond butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, protein powder, and chopped apple to food processor and process for 3­ to 5 minutes. You should have a sticky but mostly smooth batter.
  3. On a large plate spread out the oats and coconut palm sugar.
  4. Scoop the batter out into a bowl and using a tablespoon measure, scoop a portion and roll into a ball using the palms of your hands. It sometimes helps to have wet hands if the batter is extra sticky.
  5. Once you have made a little ball, roll it into the oats / sugar mix to coat, and place on baking paper

You should get 18 balls from this mix. They will keep for a week. Store in a cool place – a refrigerator or freezer is preferred.

Recipe adapted from Nutrition in the Kitch

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