I was never too into the whole apple theme like some people, but I’m getting into it this year. A co-worker gave me a wax warmer as a gift and included some cedar apple wax with it, and the scent has grown on me! I even went apple picking the other weekend and have since devoured my peck of honeycrisp apples. So, when I saw this recipe, I HAD to make it! Only four ingredients? I’m down.
I hadn’t made a ball-snack in a long time. I used to make them all the time but fell off, and I think it’s time I start again. They’re easy, delicious, and super portable, which also means they’re super shareable! Dates are nature’s candy and that’s where these balls get their caramel flavor. Be sure to pit them – the first time I used them was in a raw vegan carrot cake and I didn’t know I had to pit them. I ate the cake with a friend and we kept biting on things that looked like pecans, which were in the cake, so I thought they were super stale pecans. False. They were the pits. So learn from me and pit your dates – just take a knife and slice the date length-wise and remove the pit.
-1 C pitted dates
-1 C old-fashioned oats
-2 C dried apples (The chewy kind)
-1 tsp cinnamon
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor.
2. Mix until combined well.
3. Roll into balls.
4. Enjoy! I keep mine in the refrigerator.