Healthy Salted Caramel Bliss Balls Recipe – a no bake, raw vegan, paleo snack or a quick breakfast you can have on the go. Tasty and healthy salted caramel protein balls that are loaded with caramel flavor and are naturally gluten free, grain free, vegan and paleo compliant. These salted caramel bliss balls are made with real food ingredients like dates, peanut butter (or cashew butter), seeds, maple butter and maca – known for enhancing energy and mood.
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I gave these healthy salted caramel bliss balls a healthy makeover by using a mix of chia seeds, flax seeds and maca powder. Maca has tons of health benefits like providing antioxidants, enhancement of energy level, mood, plus naturally balances hormonal levels.
These salted caramel protein balls whether you call them energy bites, bliss balls or power bites, are like candies to me, but without all that processed sugar. Instead they are filled with lots of fiber, good carbs, protein and healthy fats.
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How To Make Healthy Salted Caramel Bliss Balls – Raw Vegan & Paleo
Just like on the paleo diet, I’m used to make my treats from scratch. Since I’m avoiding dairy and certain grains, I had to come up with an alternative. And my daughter and I both love to have little sweet bites once in a while.
Making healthy paleo salted caramel bliss balls is a lot easier than it sounds. You don’t have to make a caramel sauce from scratch for that.
You just need a food processor and a few healthy ingredients (dates, chia seeds, flax seeds, peanut butter, maple butter, maca powder, salt and vanilla extract) and at the end, shape them and coat them with coconut shreds or anything else you like.
Can You Make Healthy Bliss Balls Without Flax Seeds?
The role of flax seeds in this healthy salted caramel bliss balls recipe is to bind everything better and provide more nutrition.
Just 1 tablespoon of flax seed provides roughly 8 grams of fiber and are also loaded with healthy fats and nutrients.
But you can definitely omit them if you don’t like them, just increase the amount of chia seeds instead.
Can You Make These Healthy Salted Caramel Bliss Balls Peanut Free?
I noticed that the taste of caramel comes out more when I use peanut butter, but yes, feel free to substitute any nut butter for the peanut butter in this recipe.
Cashew butter and almond butter works great too! The butter helps bind the ingredients too, adds healthy fats, and make these peanut butter bliss balls sustaining. If you decide to use seed butters, the taste will differ though.
Can You Make Healthy Salted Caramel Bliss Balls Without A Food Processor?
No. You will need a food processor in order to break down the ingredients into a cookie dough-like mixture.
Do These Salted Caramel Bliss Balls Have To Be Refrigerated Or Frozen?
These healthy salted caramel bliss balls do need to be refrigerated as the peanut butter gets soft at room temp and hardens when chilled.
The bliss balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for about a month, and in the freezer up to 3-4 months.
I love to eat my bliss balls cold out of the freezer, although they keep well at room temperature during transportation too.
Healthy Salted Caramel Bliss Balls – Raw Vegan & Paleo
- Add all the ingredients to your food processor and blend until a thick “dough” starts to form, about 3-5 minutes of processing. If the dough isn’t coming together, try adding a teaspoon of water at a time (up to a tablespoon) scraping the sides occasionally.
- When the ingredients are well incorporated, remove the blade from the food processor. Using lightly greased hands roll the mixture into a long rope and cut into bite sized pieces.
- Place shredded coconut in a shallow dish and roll each energy bite log completely in the coconut until is evenly coated. Serve immediately or place in fridge to firm.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.
Enjoy this healthy salted caramel bliss balls recipe whenever you have a sweet craving and leave me a comment if you make it, I would love to hear your thoughts!
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