Healthy Salted Caramel Protein Balls

Deliciously Healthy Salted Caramel Protein Balls made from medjool dates and 3 other easy pantry staples! Made in about 5 minutes, they are the perfect delicious and healthy snack.

A copper bowl filled with salted caramel protein balls.

It’s no secret how much I love a salted caramel recipe, like my salted caramel sauce, salted caramel mud cake, salted caramel cheesecake slice. (I’ve even put all of my favourite salted caramel treats together in one place!)

This caramel protein ball recipe has all the same delicious sweet and salty flavor of my other recipes, but with a healthy twist!

A close up of protein balls on a plate.

Made with just 4 easy ingredients, these easy energy bites taste just like a decadent dessert, but are good for you!

These caramel protein balls are made with medjool dates, giving them a delicious, caramel-like flavor, but with only healthy ingredients and no added sugar!

This protein bliss balls recipe is mixed in a Thermomix, food processor, or blender, so it only take about 5 minutes to make!

Bliss balls in a copper measuring cup.

Why You’re Going To Love This Recipe

  1. 4 Ingredients – Made with just a handful of items (mostly pantry staples!), this delicious caramel protein ball recipe is not only easy, it’s inexpensive, too.
  2. Healthy Recipe – These caramel protein ball with dates are made with healthy, whole foods, so you can feel good about feeding them to your family!
  3. Nut-Free – Many protein balls are made with nuts, but these aren’t! This makes them perfect for anyone with a nut allergy or for taking them to school!
  4. Dairy-Free – This recipe is perfect for those with dairy intolerances.
  5. Vegan – My salted caramel protein balls are a healthy vegan snack.
  6. Refined Sugar Free – the medjool dates naturally sweeten these healthy energy bites.
  7. High In Dietary Fibre – dates are a great way to increase your fibre intake!
  8. Nutrient Packed – high in magnesium, potassium, Vitamins B5, B6, E and calcium.
  9. So Quick & Easy – These caramel protein balls are made in a Thermomix, food processor, or blender in just about 5 minutes!
A plate of nut-free bliss balls.

What You Need

  • medjool dates – be sure to use medjool dates since they have a soft, chewy texture and give these protein balls a caramel-like flavor. If you can’t buy medjool dates, soak dried pitted dates in boiling water for 15 minutes before using.
  • rolled oats – use rolled oats instead of instant or steel-cut oats for the best results
  • desiccated coconut – if you can’t find desiccated coconut in the stores, you can make you own
  • salt – this counteracts the sweetness of the dates and gives these protein balls the ultimate salted caramel flavour.
Dates in a square white bowl, desiccated coconut and oats in white bowls, and a salt shaker on a white counter top

How To Make Caramel Protein Balls with Just 4 Ingredients

Note: Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the ingredients quantities and full detailed method!

Step 1 – Mix The Ingredients

Add all ingredients to your Thermomix, food processor, or blender. Blitz or blend them until they resemble small crumbs.

Two steps for making caramel protein balls in a Thermomix

Step 2 – Roll Into Balls

Take large teaspoonfuls of the mixture and roll into balls.

A hand with a rolled caramel protein ball over a bowl with mixed ingredients inside

Step 3 – Chill

Store the bliss balls in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze until needed.

Recipe Tips & FAQ

Where do I buy medjool dates?

Medjool dates can be bought from all major supermarkets. If you can’t buy medjool dates for your protein balls, you can use dried pitted dates, however, you’ll need to soak them in water for 15 minutes before using and may also need to add a little water to the mixture when blitzing.

A bliss ball made from dates and rolled oats.

How can I store my protein balls with dates?

Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

What do I do if my protein balls aren’t shaping into balls easily?

If your mixture is not easily rolling into balls, add a little water to the mixture and blitz again until it comes together easily. 

Can I make these protein balls in my Thermomix?

Absolutely! This recipe can be made using a food processor, blender or Thermomix.

Deliciously Healthy Salted Caramel Balls made from medjool dates, rolled oats, desiccated coconut and a pinch of salt! YUM!

More Protein Ball Recipes

Protein balls (also known as bliss balls) make a nutritious and healthy snack.

They’re a great lunch box snack, post-workout treat or mid-afternoon energy bite.

Here’s a few more of my most popular protein ball recipes:

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Deliciously Healthy Salted Caramel Balls made from medjool dates, rolled oats, desiccated coconut and a pinch of salt! YUM!

Healthy Salted Caramel Protein Balls

Deliciously Healthy Salted Caramel Protein Balls made from medjool dates, rolled oats, desiccated coconut and a pinch of salt! YUM!
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Bliss Balls
Cuisine: Healthy Snacks
Keyword: healthy salted caramel balls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10 balls
Calories: 168kcal

Ingredients

  • 200 g pitted medjool dates
  • 2/3 cup (65g) rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup (35g) desiccated coconut
  • good pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into a blender or Thermomix.
    If using a blender, blitz until all ingredients are finely chopped and the mixture comes together (it will resemble small crumbs).
    If using a Thermomix, press Turbo until the mixture is finely chopped and comes together (it will resemble small crumbs).
  • Take large teaspoonfuls of the mixture and roll into balls (see notes). 
  • Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

Notes

Medjool dates can be bought from all major supermarkets. 
If you can’t buy medjool dates, you can use dried pitted dates, however, you’ll need to soak them in boiling water for 15 minutes before using and may also need to add a little water to the mixture when blitzing. 
Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. 
If your mixture is not easily rolling into balls, add a little water to the mixture and blitz again until it comes together easily. 

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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22 Comments
  1. Connie says:

    Why is the word caramel in the name

    1. Lucy says:

      They taste like caramel! 🙂

      1. Connie says:

        Ok I’m going to find out tonight, thanks

  2. Jess says:

    Do they actually taste anything like caramel???

    1. Lucy says:

      They sure do!

  3. Hannah says:

    5 stars
    These are delicious! And I love that they use oats instead of nuts so that they are not as heavy. Thank you so much.

    1. Lucy says:

      Thank you so much!!

  4. Jennifer Lette says:

    5 stars
    Delicious, simple and a family favourite.

    1. Lucy says:

      Yay! Thank you xx

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