Guilt-less Desserts & Treats for your Family
I have an addiction… well several actually if you count baking, and Obstacle Course Racing. My latest dirty little secret is ‘Nashville‘. For the past fortnight we have been marathoning the first 2 seasons and now that we’ve started the 3rd season I’m beginning to have preemptive grief. These stages of grieving will not be understood by everyone; only those who, like me, get so engrossed in a show that the lines of real life and TV become blurred.
I have spent more time with Rayna and Juliette these past few weeks than my friends and sometimes I think I see Charlotte at the supermarket. I cringe every time Jeff comes onto the screen and I really dislike this new blonde chick that just started. I have become way too emotionally invested in these people… and very soon I’ll only get to see them once a week. Tears, anxiety and a little sad… or maybe just pathetic! I probably do need a get a life outside Nashville otherwise I’ll be writing my own sad country and western songs.
So a friend recently complained to me (this was obviously pre my Nashville obsession when I was talking to real people) that my desserts, whilst they looked amazing, had too many steps and were too hard. So, this ones for you D – a super simple, easy, tasty and healthy treat that will keep the kids happy and the adults too.
These Apple Pie Truffles (or Balls or Bliss Balls – what ever takes your fancy!) are an easy treat to help with your sweet cravings and entertaining duties. Making your own Apple Sauce is easy but if you are like my friend D and prefer a simpler option an unsweetened store bought Apple Sauce could be substituted. They were inspired by the Queen of Blogging, Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella, and her crazy Croquembouche Tower
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- 3/4 Cup Dates
- 1/2 Cup Almonds (other nuts can be substituted)
- 1/2 Cup Walnuts (other nuts can be substituted)
- 1/2 Cup Apple Sauce (see recipe below)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
- Desiccated Coconut for rolling
- 4 Apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
- Place all the ingredients into a blender and process until the dates have broken down and the ingredients are all combined.
- Take spoonful’s of mixture and roll into balls. Roll each ball in coconut and keep in fridge.
- Place the diced apples in a small saucepan with 3/4 cup of water.
- Bring to the boil and simmer for 8 minutes.
- Retain all the water/juice and blend/mash.
- Allow to cool before using.