Soak the dates in water for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside water.
In a food processor combine the dates, dried apples, raw almonds, old-fashioned oats, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and cloves. If it needs a touch of moisture to make the dough add a couple drops of water from the dates. Add as little as possible to get the food processor moving.
Form the dough into 10-12 bites. Place on a cookie sheet and put in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.