Ashley’s Nutty Apple Bites

Ashley made these awesome energy balls that look like Larabar-inspired apple pie truffles. I totally need a batch in my fridge for this week!

I’ve made energy balls like this before, like these Dark Chocolate & Orange Energy Balls or ones with protein powder, and they’re a perfect afternoon pick-me-up.  You totally feel like you’re having a treat, and they’re all great ingredients.  These Nutty Apple Bites look so simple and so delicious; I can’t wait to try them!
– Linz


Ashley's Nutty Apple Bites | kitchenoperas.com

I am THE WORST at snacking. I either don’t do it at all (to fuel in between meals) or go overboard with ALL the snacks! With Insanity being in full force, this is something that I’m working on more diligently and trying to be intentional about. It’s definitely a work in progress, but I’m conscious of it and that’s helping.

Part of my issue is that I don’t know what to snack on! Previously, sweets and cookies would be my snack of choice. While still delicious, I try to keep my consumption of those kinds of treats to a minimum.Lately I’ve been craving more savoury things, but enjoy a sweet treat in between meals.

I enjoy snacks that are easy to throw together and delicious. One of my go-to’s is fruit (apple or banana) with nut butter because I cut up the fruit and add nut butter and voila, it’s done!

Easy. Portable. Tasty.

I feel like these bite-sized treats take that snack to a new level. They’re also portable, super easy to make and remind me of the apple pie Larabar – yum!

Ashley's Nutty Apple Bites | kitchenoperas.com

Ashley | kitchenoperas.com

Nutty Apple Bites
Makes 7-8 bites

  • 1/2 an apple, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup dates
  • 1 Tablespoon nut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Add all ingredients to a food processor. Blitz until well combined, but still chunky.

Using your hands, form mixture into little balls.

Eat right away (they’ll be a little smooshy!) or chill 1-2 hours for a firmer texture.

What are some of your go-to snacks?

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Categories: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

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One Comment on “Ashley’s Nutty Apple Bites”

  1. September 26, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    I totally related to you on the ‘don’t know what to snack on’ issue! I love the sounds of these. They look like the perfect sweet pick-me-up! I could use some of these during long school days. Also, I have nominated you for the Liebster award here: http://conscientiouscookie.com/2014/09/liebster-award/ cheers!!

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