Lunch Box friendly Apple Pie Bliss Balls (raw & refined sugar free)

Apple Pie Bliss Balls

These lunch box friendly Apple Pie Bliss Balls take all of 10 minutes from start to finish to make and they are “delicioso”.  They are lunch box friendly because, no nuts, although you may go nuts for them after tasting them. The other reason is that they won’t fall apart if not chilled for a while, the dates keep them stuck together.

Apple Pie Bliss Balls

It’s always around 8pm when I register that there’s nothing for the lunch boxes the next day so I like very quick and easy recipes to whizz up.  I saw a recipe for these in my newest cook book acquisition Super Food for Superchildren (I bought it because it’s full of low / no sugar recipes & lots of gluten and grain free recipes too) anyway the ingredients and ease of making these grabbed me so I gave them a whirl.  They are raw and refined sugar free.

Apple Pie Bliss Balls

I’ve adapted the recipe for the Thermomix but the original uses a food processor so whatever you have got is fine including a blender.  I’ve also added a bit extra cinnamon as we love a bit of cinnamon around here!

These are also easy enough for kids to make themselves and there’s no baking required!

I tend to get my dried apple from health food stores because I try to avoid the added sulphates that can be in some supermarket brand ones. The dried apple should be the soft and chewy variety for this recipe.

Apple Pie Bliss Balls


Lunch Box friendly Apple Pie Bliss Balls

10 minutes

10 minutes

Makes 12


  • 1/2 C (90g) pitted medjool dates
  • 1 C (80g) dried apple pieces
  • 1/2 C (45g) rolled oats
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Put all the ingredients into a blender, food processor or Thermomix and blitz until they are all combined. (Thermo Speed 9 / 15 seconds)
  2. Roll the mixture into bite sized balls and enjoy.
  3. They are good to go immediately but if you aren't eating them straight away store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  4. Can be frozen.

Are you a fan of bliss balls? Will your kids eat them? I’ve got another lunch box friendly one up my sleeve – actually quite similar to these Apple Pie ones but have called them Date, Apple, Cinnamon & Seed Balls (no fancy name for those ones!).  I’ve got lots of others too but they do contain nuts, they make for great after school on the go snacks – a little energy boost for all the activities!

Oh She Glows Balls

Lemon & Coconut Balls

Raw Cacao, Date & Nut Balls

Lamington Bliss Balls

Peanut Butter & Honey Balls

I love them for the raw ease of them and that they are nutrient dense and bite sized.

Do you have any raw ball recipes you love? Do you try to reduce your sugar intake?



2 comments on “Lunch Box friendly Apple Pie Bliss Balls (raw & refined sugar free)

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    May 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Since we got our Yumbox lunch boxes, I’m starting to think bliss balls are amazeballs! These looks super yum. Thanks for converting to the Thermomix!

    • Vicki
      May 30, 2017 at 10:46 am

      My pleasure I wouldn’t do half my cooking without the Thermomix so like to convert everything!

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