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Apple Pie Nut Free Bliss Balls

Healthy lunchboxes don't have to be boring! Flavoured with cinnamon and apple pie spices, these nut free bliss balls are made using healthy, kid-friendly ingredients. A tasty and popular snack for kids and adults alike.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: healthy, Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Servings: 20
Calories: 70kcal


  • 1 apple cored and diced (peel on)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup freeze dried apples or dried apples (see notes below), roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • ¼ tsp ginger ground
  • 3 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut plus extra, for rolling (optional)
  • cup sultanas
  • 2 tbs chia seeds


  • Place all of the ingredients together into a food processor and blend until all of the ingredients break down and the mixture starts to stick together. If the mixture is too sticky, add a little more oats or coconut as needed.
  • Roll spoonfuls of the mixture into balls and roll in the extra coconut. Serve, or refrigerate until required. These balls can also be frozen in batches for easy school lunches. Enjoy!


The mixture needs to be sticky enough to hold together, without being too sticky that the balls won't roll together properly. If the mixture is too sticky, add a little more oats or coconut and blend again. If it is slightly too dry and not holding together, add a little more maple syrup or some extra grated apple.
These balls can be frozen for up to three months in an airtight container for convenient grab and go snacks on busy school mornings. 
Freeze dried or crispy apples can be found in the toddler and baby section of most supermarkets. If you can't source any, dried apples can easily be substituted.


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg