These Salted Caramel Balls taste too good to be healthy, but they are. I’m on a weekly mission to make new bliss balls that my daughter doesn’t get sick of. Although I tried to stop it, my lovely elder Korean neighbor has been handing her chocolates on a daily basis! (She speaks no English), so when I take the refined sugar filled Cadbury roses from out of her hands, I need a fast delicious replacement. Shes now 2.5 years old, and is clueing on to the world of junk food!


My daughter loves these, and I added some protein to half the batch for me! I’m using a plant-based protein, and that little extra protein helps keep me full, regulate my blood sugars and supports my growing baby.


The benefits of these are great. Dates provide iron and fiber. Pecans are rich in vitamins B, E 9for healthy skin), magnesium, and zinc. They also are high in protein and healthy monounsaturated fats. Cinnamon helps stabilize blood sugar levels and helps circulation. The list can go on.

You probably have all the ingredients to make these right now!


Salted Caramel Balls

Gluten, Dairy, Sugar-Free, and Vegan



1-cup pecans

1 cup shredded or desiccated coconut

1/4-½ cup dates (depending on sweetness desired), soaked in hot water, then blended into date paste

½ tsp. cinnamon

1 good pinch of pink salt

3 tablespoons coconut oil



2 tablespoons of plant-based protein powder (not suitable for kids under 12)



  1. Blend the pecans and shredded coconut in a blender or food processor until its quite fine.
  2. Add in the date paste, salt, coconut oil and cinnamon, blending until combined well. Optional here to add 2 tablespoons of plant-based protein powder.
  3. Roll into balls and store or serve

Seriously, if you like caramel you will love them. If you make these let me know your thoughts!


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