Spiced apple bliss balls

A spiced, Autumn-themed bliss ball with classic apple cake flavours like cinnamon, nutmeg, pecan and, of course, apples! These spiced apple bliss balls are little energy bits that are light, fruity, warming and delicious. 

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I’m on a self proclaimed obsessive streak with apple themed recipes and I’m totally ok with that. I am yet to plant an apple tree but I see this season of apple dedicated recipes an ode to my future self when, 7 years after planting said tree, I’ll be swimming in apples. 

Not now, but one day. 

Spiced apple bliss balls

Spiced apple bliss ballsApples are the perfect fruit to me and the only thing that has stood between me and the apple tree is heavy clay soil we live upon. Actually, I do know how to create new soil and do this seasonally, but, it’s all dedicated to our veggie plots with no excess to spare. So every winter I daydream about finally figuring out this situation and every spring comes without a solution. Year in, year out.

If you haven’t tried it yet my grain free apple loaf is so delicious and cosy- you’ll love it. 

I digress. Apples are a firm favourite to me. Delicious. Crunchy. Perfectly sweet and refreshing. A long, stable shelf life. A bakers dream. And, perhaps most importantly to me- they are a true partner to all things spice. These isn’t a box they don’t tick, and my obsession has merit.

So, you know- it was about time we entered an apple pie bliss ball onto the blog. whoop! 

You’ll love these spiced apple bliss balls because they’re whole food based, vegan, gluten and grain free, chewy, moist, spiced and sweet. 

Spiced apple bliss ball

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  • Apples– really, whatever you have got will work just fine. Red, green, yellow- its up to you. I always use either Royal Gala or Pink Lady because that’s what we enjoy eating the most. 
  • Dates– soft, fresh dates like Medjool dates are what I always use, but dried dates could work too (just beware- many dried dates are filled with vegetable oils, which I personally prefer to avoid). 
  • Pecans- my favourite nut to pair with apples, but you could use walnuts instead (or any nut actually). I love pecans in this recipe as they have a slightly nutty, buttery taste and softer texture than most nuts, though most pecans are imported into Australia and so are expensive. 
  • Shredded coconut- Coconut is one of my most used ingredients. I add it to everything. The flavour is wonderful, but I also love it for adding wholefood fat and chewy texture. Choose shredded or flaked coconut, not desiccated. 
  • Sunflower seeds – help to bulk up the recipe without making it too- nut heavy. I have tried this recipe with both sunflower and hemp seeds, and enjoyed both. 
  • Cinnamon, ground ginger and nutmeg, to ensure the apple pie bliss balls are like a warm, spiced hug. 

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Spiced apple bliss ball

Spiced apple bliss balls

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  • Author: Jade Wood
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: Nil
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: No bake, food processor
  • Cuisine: Australian
  • Diet: Vegan


These spiced apple bliss balls are little energy bits that are light, fruity, warming and delicious and are vegan, gluten free and made with whole foods.


  • 140g (1 cup) pecans
  • 140g (1 cup) sunflower or hemp seeds
  • Pinch salt
  • 70g (1 cup) shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 120g (1 cup) grated apple
  • 240g (approx 12) pitted, fresh dates


  1. Add all ingredients besides the apples and dates to a food processor. Blend for 30 seconds or until everything is well chopped. Small chunks are fine.
  2. Add apples and dates (ensure they’re pitted). Pulse around 6 times, or until just well combined. Do not over blend, or the balls will become too wet, just make sure the dough is moist and everything is chopped and sticking together.
  3. Roll into balls around 1 + 1/2 Tbsp each in size.
  4. Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.


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