Salted Caramel Bliss Balls

Healthy, Vegan Salted Caramel Protein Bliss Balls

When your go-to snack tastes just like dessert you know you’ve created a winning recipe! Tahini is my secret ingredient to making anything salted caramel – add a touch of sea salt and some cinnamon and you have the perfect combination of salty and sweet. Who knew something so delicious could be so healthy!?


Salted Caramel Bliss Balls


Makes: 12


  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1-2 tbsp tahini
  • 8-10 pitted medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • Generous pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Desiccated coconut or sesame seeds to coat.


  1. Add cashews, pepitas, tahini, dates, coconut flour, sea salt and cinnamon to a food processor.
  2. Process for 3-4 minutes until the mixture comes together.
  3. Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls and roll in sesame seeds/desiccated coconut to coat.
  4. Place in the freezer for an hour to set. Store in fridge or freezer.


  • If the mixture comes out too oily, add a touch more coconut flour until it reaches desired consistency.
  • Adjust the number of dates depending on your own sweetness preferences.
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  • blissfullynourished

    I am for sure giving these a go, amazing!

  • Erica

    Hi Jess,
    I absolutely love your recipes!!! Quick question is there a substitute I could use here for the Coconut Flour??
    Thanks for all the inspiration

    • Hmm the coconut flour just soaks up any excess moisture from the tahini, you could try omitting it without much difference I think! Otherwise some almond meal perhaps 🙂

  • Sherrie

    Hi Jess, my daughter is allergic to nuts, are there any alternatives to the cashews? Thanks, Sherrie

    • Hi Sherrie! You could try using sunflower seeds or more pumpkin seeds if she can tolerate them? Let me know how you go x

  • Sophie Hazell Jasper

    Is it possible to use a different type of nut than cashews? My son has an allergy to cashews. Would almonds or hazelnuts work too?

    • Hi Sophie! Yep, pecans would be great here or almonds would work just fine. Even peanuts. 🙂



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