Apple Cinnamon Bliss Balls

Raw Vegan, Sugar-Free, Nut-Free APPLE CINNAMON BLISS BALLS! So delicious. www.LipstickandBerries.com #vegan #vegandessert #rawvegan

I am such an apple fan!  I feel like apples are overlooked because they are so “ordinary” and this really saddens me because apples are truly the most convenient superfood out there!  I eat at least 1-2 apples a day and my favorite type is Fuji!  I have to be honest, I saw an ad for Apple Cinnamon Cheerios the other day and it totally transported my taste buds back into childhood and all I could think about the rest of the day was apple cinnamon!!  The very next day, these apple cinnamon bliss balls were created!  I love challenging myself to create a vegan sugar free version of nostalgic treats!

These apple bites are pure joy and even more joyful because they are ever so healthy!  Sunflower Seeds and Hemp Seeds are full of phytonutrient and minerals.  Incorporating small amounts of nuts and seeds into your recipes is a great way to help your body absorb more nutrients and to feel satiated.  Remember it”s not “You are what you eat,” it is “You are what you absorb!”

 

Ingredients (Yields 12-15)

1, 3 ounce bag Dried Apple Slices

1/4 Cup Raw Sunflower Seeds, unsalted

1 & 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon (or more to taste)

3 Tablespoons Raw Hemp Seeds, unsalted

1/4 Cup Date Paste

1/4 Cup Prune Paste

Directions

1.  Soak the dried apples in water for 30 minutes.

2.  While the apples are soaking, add the sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and hemp seeds to the food processor and blend into a medium/fine powder.  Set aside.

3.  Make the date and prune paste in the food processor to high powered blender. Set aside.

**To make prune paste, simply blend pitted prunes with a couple tablespoons water in a food processor or high powered blender until smooth. (Enough water to get the fruit moving)  Make date paste the same way separately.  Extra fruit pastes can be stored in a sealed container to use for future goodies or to add to smoothies.

4.  Drain water from soaked apples.

4.  Add the apple, prune paste, date paste, and dry ingredients back into the food processor and blend. (the mixture should be sticky)

5.  Scoop and mold into 1-2 inch globes and then roll in sunflower and/or hemp seeds! I rolled in both!

6.  Chill in refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving.

 

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Comments

  1. Thy are just adorable and sound so wonderful. I will have to make these!!! I’ll get the dried apples at Trader Joes.
    Peace & Raw Health,
    Elizabeth Marie

  2. Cindi McDaniel Ray says:

    Costco has some delicious dried apples. It’s a 14 ounce bag called bare fruit fuji red crunchy apple chips for $6.99 a bag and they are organic and delicious. Your recipe sounds really yummy. I must try.

    • Hi Cindi! That sounds like a great deal. Make sure this recipe to use dried & unsulphured (raw) apple slices and not apple chips. The apple chips I am thinking of are baked & crunchy and would not rehydrate. Enjoy!

      XOXO,
      Ashley

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