nut free apple pie bliss bites

Apple Pie Bliss Bites – Nut Free and Delicious

There is one lunchbox snack that I have been digging lately and that is bliss bites (or if you prefer bliss balls, energy balls or snack balls). And these nut free Apple Pie Bliss Bites are no exception. They are the first thing that Mr 7 will go for in his lunchbox. And do you know what? That really is not a problem. And I will tell you why.

A picture of a child helping to make Apple Pie Bliss Bites by adding apple to the food processor bowl
Mr 3 loves to help make (and eat) these delicious Apple Pie Bliss Bites.

Even though these bliss balls are naturally sweetened with fruit, they are not so great for teeth. Often dried fruit is stickier and stays on our teeth which provides opportunity for cavities to develop.

So encouraging kids to actually eat their Apple Pie Bliss Balls first is actually a great thing from a tooth perspective. What I like to do is make sure there are crunchy vegetables packed in the lunchbox which will help clean Mr 7’s teeth…that is, if he actually decides to eat them. The veggies that is, not the bliss balls!

apple pie bliss bites
So that being said, these nut free Apple Pie Bliss Bites are not an everyday lunchbox snack. But they are SO good every now and then.

The bliss balls are just full of flavour and are naturally sweetened with fruit with no added sugars. These nut free Apple Pie Bliss Bites are great for school lunchboxes from an allergy awareness perspective.

These Apple Pie Bliss Bites also so easy to make and I love to make these with the kids as a no fuss quick recipe.

If you are looking for more recipes with apples why not try my delicious Apple Zucchini Muffins with No Added Sugar or these amazing Apple Oat Cookies sweetened only with fruit.

Nut Free Apple Pie Bliss Bites

Apple Pie Bliss Bites – Nut Free and Delicious

  • Author: Bernadette - Goodie Goodie Lunchbox
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 15 1x


These Nut Free Apple Pie Bliss Bites are so good. Packed with flavour and a favourite for lunchboxes.



  • 1 large diced apple
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup desiccated coconut plus extra for rolling
  • 6 medjool dates
  • 50g dried apple
  • 25g sultanas
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Add all the ingredients into a food processor with the s-blade attachment.
  2. Process on high for around three minutes or until well combined and the ingredients are chopped finely.
  3. Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture and roll to make a ball in between your hands.
  4. Roll the ball lightly in the coconut to coat then roll again in your hands so that the coconut sticks to the ball. Repeat until all the mixture is used.
  5. Store the bliss balls in the fridge in an airtight container.


These bliss balls can be frozen.

You do not need to peel the apples unless that is your preference.

I hope you love these as much as we do! Remember, I love to hear from you so if you make these be sure to take a snap and share with me on Facebook or Instagram.

Happy lunching,
Bernadette x



  1. Caitlin H

    would they be fine without coconut? as my children’s school is nut, coconut and chick pea free, so it makes it hard when you want to make healthier snacks 😂

    • Bernadette

      You will have to add in some extra oats as the coconut absorbs quite a bit of moisture and these can be quite wet, hope you enjoy them! Bernadette x

    • Hello 🙂 the dried Apple come in Rings? Or how can i buy It? ( I want ti buy It Here in Germany)

      • Bernadette

        I am not sure how it is sold in Germany. The dried apple should be chewy in texture not crunchy. Thanks Bernadette

  2. Would it be suitable to substitute something for the dried apple? I want to make these but don’t have any at the moment

  3. hey Bernadette,
    for how long can you store the bliss balls in the fridge?

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