1 cup pitted dates
1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup chopped dried apples
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup unsalted, unsweetened smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted (see Tip)
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for dusting
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Step 1: Soften Dates
Place dates in a small bowl; cover with hot water and let dates soak until softened, about 10 minutes. Drain and pat dry with a paper towel.
Step 2: Pulse Dates
Pulse dates in a food processor until a coarse paste forms, about 4 (2-second) pulses.
Step 3: Add and Pulse Ingredients
Add oats, dried apples, applesauce, peanut butter, walnuts, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Pulse until the mixture comes together and clumps, about 10 (2-second) pulses, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.
Step 4: Roll Mixture and Refrigerate
Roll the mixture into 16 balls (about 2½ tablespoons each). Very lightly sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice, if desired. Refrigerate, uncovered, until firm, about 20 minutes.
Serving size: 2 Balls
Saturated Fat: 1g
Total Sugars: 20g
Added Sugar: 0g