Did someone say SALTED CARAMEL BLISS BALLS…
These salted caramel bliss balls involved a few #kitchenfails before I could share the recipe with you. Which is why I know you will LOVE these!
Like really love these!
Recipe creating is definitely not straight forward and simple, and it almost ALWAYS involves some sort of epic fail (like my cupcake fail – I give you permission to laugh!). One of the most rewarding parts of being a food blogger is when you totally nail a recipe after multiple disasters.
Salted caramel would have to be one of my favourite flavour combos. These salted caramel bliss balls are healthy, refined sugar free, dairy free and just as delicious as the real-deal salted caramel.
And they are pretty simple to make (because don’t you hate it when you find a recipe and you don’t have any of the ingredients!).
- 1 cup pitted dates, soaked in boiling water for 15 minutes and drained
- ½ cup raw mixed nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts etc)
- ½ cup almond meal (or additional mixed nuts)
- ½ tsp pink himalayan salt
- Desiccated coconut for rolling
- Add the nuts to a food processor and process until the nuts are a rough texture;
- Add the dates, almond meal and salt and blend until the mixture starts to ball (stick together) inside the food processor. The mixture should stick together if pressed but not be sticky. If you find the mixture is too sticky add more almond meal and pulse until combined;
- Using a teaspoon, scoop out heaped teaspoon amounts of the mixture and roll using clean hands into a ball;
- Roll through desiccated coconut.
- Store in the fridge.
*Double or triple the recipe for parties, entertaining or gifting.
As mentioned in the note section of this recipe, once made these salted caramel bliss balls will keep for approximately one week in the fridge and a few months if stored in the freezer (let’s be honest though, they really won’t last long enough for you to have to worry about storage time!).
My son loves these salted caramel bliss balls and I love that he is getting a healthy dose of plant-based protein (nuts) and a sweet treat without refined sugar. For more kid-friendly recipes check out my recipe book HER NOURISHED KIDS, with 80+ kid approved recipes for kids and families.