Salted caramel is one of my favorite flavors. That mix of sweet and salty…. I’m drooling. Bliss balls/power balls/whatever you want to call them are always a popular thing but I had never seen salted caramel ones so I thought to myself “Victoria, you better nail these bites!” And I think I did, if I do say so myself.
These bliss balls only have 6 ingredients, take no time at all, and are a great snack on the go. They also make for a healthy treat with the holidays coming up. People will think they are much more decadent then they are, which is perfect :).
Salted Caramel Bliss Balls
8 dates, pitted
1 cup of cashews
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 tbs. Nuzest Vanilla Protein (or vanilla protein of your choice)*
1 tbs. full fat coconut milk
1/2 tsp. himalayan pink sea salt
1/3 cup hemp seeds or more shredded coconut, for rolling the balls in
*If you don’t have protein powder, you can use almond flour or even 1/2 tbs. of coconut flour (I have not tried the coconut flour version)
Soak the dates in hot water for 5 minutes.
While dates are soaking, blend cashews, coconut, and protein in a food processor or high speed blender until crumbly.
Add the dates, coconut milk, and sea salt. Blend until a dough forms. You may have to stop and scrape down the sides to make sure everything blends together. The dough should be slightly sticky but not so much that you can’t work with it at all. If it is, add a little more protein or shredded coconut.
Take rounded tablespoonfuls and roll into a ball with your hands. Roll the balls in your hemp seeds or shredded coconut.
Store the balls in the fridge until ready to devour.