Nothing beats bliss balls for a healthy snack. Especially bliss balls that don’t taste particularly healthy, like these salted caramel bliss balls.
The secret to getting that smooth caramel taste without adding actual caramel is dates. Some recipes use medjool date which I find aren’t overly budget friendly. So instead I use dried dates that have been soaked in warm water for around 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes of soaking the dates are nice and soft, which helps bind the bliss ball mixture together. The added benefit of using dried dates is that all the ingredients are pantry ingredients, so you can ensure you always have everything you need on hand to whip up a batch at a moments notice.
Other bliss ball recipes
Bliss balls really do make the perfect snack, and while this particular recipe contains nuts, nut-free versions are perfect for adding to school lunch boxes. Check out the recipes below for more bliss ball inspiration:
Ingredients for salted caramel bliss balls
These are the ingredients you will need to make healthy caramel bliss balls.
- Dried pitted dates
- Desiccated coconut
- Vanilla extract
How to make salted caramel bliss balls
I really love bliss balls as a snack! They are perfect to keep in the fridge and grab whenever the urge to snack strikes, plus they are so quick and easy to make.
It really is as simple as putting the ingredients in a food processor, rolling into balls and they are done!
I have used dried pitted dates in this recipe, however if you preferred you could easily substitute these for medjool dates. If you use dried dates as I have, before making a start on the bliss balls you will need to soak them in a bowl of warm water for around 20 minutes. Then simply drain the water from the dates and they are ready to use.
Once the dates have soaked and been drained, add them to a food processor along with the almonds, desiccated coconut, vanilla extract and salt. Process until all ingredients are well processed and the mixture is smooth.
Take tablespoons full of the bliss ball mixture and roll into balls. If you find the mixture is sticking to your hands, try using damp hands to roll the mixture.
Roll the balls in a little extra desiccated coconut. This step is completely optional, and if you prefer you can leave them uncoated.
Store the bliss balls in an airtight container in the fridge. These balls can also be frozen.
Store these bliss balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
These bliss balls are suitable for freezing. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Eat straight from the freezer or defrost in the fridge.
- 1 cup dried pitted dates
- 1 cup whole almonds
- 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Extra desiccated coconut, for rolling
- Soak the dates in a bowl of warm water for 20 minutes. Drain the water.
- Add the soaked dates to a food processor along with the almonds, desiccated coconut, vanilla extract and salt. Process until smooth and well combined.
- Roll tablespoons full of bliss ball mixture into balls. Roll in the extra desiccated coconut.
- Store bliss balls in an airtight container in the fridge These bliss balls can also be frozen.
- Store in the fridge for up to 7 days.
- Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.