Salted caramel coconut bliss balls
These salted caramel coconut bliss balls are made with only 4 ingredients and are so easy to make. Grab a couple with a cup of tea for a blissful snack!
Bliss balls, energy balls, date balls…whatever you choose to call them they are all one thing: delicious!
What are bliss balls?
Bliss balls are a simple treat that pack a mighty health punch. These pick-me-ups are a simple concoction of whole, raw ingredients blended together and then rolled into a convenient ball that you can bring anywhere and eat any time! Making bliss balls have become such a staple in my kitchen. I think I must make them every week. They really are the perfect little snack to keep stored in a container in the fridge for whenever you need something quick and easy to eat.
Why are bliss balls healthy?
I think the better question is, is there anything not healthy about bliss balls?! Firstly, these balls contain only a handful of ingredients, so everything in these are whole and unprocessed. Secondly, being raw, these plant-based ingredients contain their natural enzymes that aid in digestion.
And now lastly, the ingredients in these specific salted caramel bliss balls are high in fiber, protein, minerals and vitamins. The main ingredient in any of my bliss ball recipes is Medjool dates – the best thing about this wonder ingredient is being a fruit, they have quite a bit of natural sugar. However, dates also have TONS of fiber, therefore, the glycemic index is low (low enough for diabetic patients!) on these bad boys, so they will give you lots of energy without spiking your blood sugar and leaving you in a crash. I think we should call them vegan energy balls instead! What else could you want out of a snack??
How to make salted caramel coconut bliss balls
Some other favourites I’ve made on the blog include these no-bake almond butter energy bites, and these coconut bliss balls (an oldie, but a goodie!)
One thing I love about making these types of vegan bliss balls is that they are just so damn easy to make. I’m talking a food processor and the press of a button easy to make. It’s practically magic.
This recipe for salted caramel coconut bliss balls is especially easy to make since the recipe only uses 4 ingredients. Yup. that’s it. and one of the 4 is salt (which hardly even counts as an ingredient!)
The secret to the salted caramel flavour in these bliss balls is to use Medjool dates. If you’re not familiar with Medjool dates, they are bigger, softer and have a more caramelly flavour than regular dates do. They’re pretty much the definition of “nature’s candy.”
You can of course use regular dates in this recipe if you don’t have Medjool dates on hand, but if you can find them, I HIGHLY recommend them!
The other great thing about using dates in this recipe is that there is no added-sugar to these bliss balls! They are 100% natural ingredients but taste super decedent.
I like to roll mine in some unsweetened shredded coconut, but you can roll these babies in anything you like! Hemp seeds, chia seeds, and cocoa powder are all good options.
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Salted Caramel Coconut Bliss Balls
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 12 balls 1x
- Category: Snack/Dessert
- Method: No-bake
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
Healthy and delicious bliss balls that only require 4 ingredients!
- 1 cup pitted Medjool dates (packed)
- 1 cup blanched almonds or cashews
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (+extra for rolling)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- (optional) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Add the Medjool dates, almonds, shredded coconut and salt to a food processor and pulse until it forms into a sticky dough.
- Using your hands, roll into bite-sized balls, and then roll into a plate of shredded coconut to top if desired.
- Store in the fridge in an airtight container
Depending on how fresh your dates are, you may need a few more dates. If your dough isn’t sticky enough, add a couple more dates and pulse until it feels like a sticky dough.
Can’t find Medjool dates? Soak regular dates in hot water for 5 minutes. Drain and use.
- Serving Size: 1 ball
- Calories: 129
- Sugar: 12g
- Fat: 6g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 16g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 3g
Keywords: energy bites, healthy treat, salted caramel bliss balls, vegan snack, healthy snack
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Delicious! Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome Nicole!
AMAZING ans so simple..
Thanks Harmonie! So happy you enjoyed!
These are probably the nicest bliss balls I have made. I forgot to soak my dried dates beforehand, so just added a bit of water after I had blended them roughly and they still turned out very well. I used a bit less salt to start with and they were perfect. I will definitely be making these again.
Thanks Katharia! So happy you loved them 🙂
These taste amazing! But next time I think I’d use desiccated coconut not shredded as the shredded coconut wouldnt stick to the bliss balls. Also the recipe only made 14 balls so would double it next time.
Happy you enjoyed Sarah!I’m not sure which brand of shredded coconut you are using but it should stick if the flakes aren’t too large 🙂
How long do these last for in the fridge? They are delicious
Hi Lily! They will stay well in the fridge for 2 weeks at least. (After that they may start to get a bit dry.) These also freeze well so you can store them in the freezer for up to 3 months!
Where do you get the caramel part from? From the ingredients list these are predominantly date and almond balls with a bit of coconut. I am a little confused
Hi Danielle, the recipe uses Medjool dates, which taste like caramel when you make the recipe.
Where is the caramel in the bliss balls?
Hi Linda, these bliss balls are made with medjool dates that have a very caramel-like flavour. When blended with a pinch of salt in these bliss balls the taste is like salted caramel.
Can you freeze these?
Hi paige, yes these freeze well!
Made these for a Vegan friend. I am not vegan. These are AMAZING. Those dates are fantasic. I found blitzing the almonds before adding the other ingredients made for a much nicer texture/made it come together into a dough easier.
Definitely recommend them, even for non vegans
Thanks for the review Monica! Happy you enjoyed 🙂
These bliss balls are so far our all time fave. Easy to make, sweet, crunchy, yummy. They totally fit the brief for us which is – simple, clean, no nasties, satisfying. We have already finished our first batch and will be making more soon! Thank you for these great recipes x
Thanks so much Sarah! So happy you loved them!
I added 1TB of Peanut Butter and 1 TB coconut oil – delicious
Happy you enjoyed Grace!
Delicious and so easy! I used cashews and they are amazing!!
Thanks Miri! Happy you loved it!
Hello! Just curious that if I double the recipe, would I still double the amount of nuts, or 1 1/2 it? Also, would it work well if I used half oats and half almonds??
Hi Ellie, If you double the recipe you need to double all the ingredients. Next to the ingredient list in the recipe card you’ll see “scale” 1x 2x 3x, if you click on “2x” that will automatically change all the recipe proportions to double the recipe!
How many grams per ball 43 ??
Hi Andre, I don’t know exactly how many grams. You can measure each ball if you have a scale to be sure 🙂
Delicious. But difficult to have only one.
Thanks Cheryl! I have the same issue 😉
So simple and so tasty. Thank you!
Your welcome Jamie! Glad you enjoyed!
Hey! I really love these, but they did not come out very dough-like. I know it varies, but how long would recommend food processing these?
Hi Abby, I’m not sure what you mean by dough-like? The “dough” should just be sticky enough to roll these into balls. Did you have trouble rolling them? If you did, it’s probably because your medjool dates were a bit dried out!
I tried these and they were so good, omg! I made these last night in preparation to have on hand today and I couldn’t help but to sneak one and try it! I’m trying to adapt to a healthier, more raw lifestyle and I feel like I’m sinning with these! I used pecans because that’s just what I had, but it’s so yummy. I also had to use more dates than the recipe called for to get the right texture, but I also missed the little bit about soaking regular dates in hot water for 5 minutes because I was so excited to make them and get started! Lol. I had California honey dates, and they worked just as well, just took a few more to get the right consistency. Will 100% make again and again! Especially if I’m ever having a sweets craving.
Thank you for the review Brice! So happy you like the recipe. These are such a great healthy treat that really does taste “sinful”. Enjoy! 🙂
If I soak the dates to soften them and then use, how long will the bliss balls stay? Would they not go bad due to the water content from the dates?
Hi Cho, no they won’t go bad. the water is just to rehydrate the medjool dates.Medjool dates are a fresh food to start with, they are no dried!
These balls are sooo yummy. But my processor motor burnt out.
Can you tell me what processor you use or at least what size motor you use please.
Hi Sonya, I would recommend a Cuisinart or Kitchenaid brand!
Can’t wait to enjoy but could I do cup of other nuts not almonds. Also could I add some cacao to these tasty bliss
Hi Helen, you can use any type of nuts you love!
How long can you keep them for
These will last in the fridge for a few weeks and they also freeze well!
These are so good!!!! So easy to make and great for snacks!!
Thanks so much for the review Gabby! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe!
Reallly easy, but sooo delicious!! Def recommend then! Xxx
Thank you so much for the review Elise! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe 🙂
Just made these today. So delicious!!!! Making them again for the family on Christmas 🙂
Thank you so much for the review Kara! So happy to hear you liked the recipe as much as I do! These are my go-to snack 🙂
Thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to try them out.
Any idea how long these last? I’m looking for a recipe I can make for Christmas treats for friends and family
Hi Jenna, they should last a good month in the fridge, of you also freeze these! I like to store half my batch in the freezer and then whip them out when I want to eat them! I hope you love them 🙂
These look great, Jess. I can’t eat almonds. What nut would you suggest using as an alternative? Cashews?
Hi Elissa, you can use any type of nut you like! Cashews will definitely work great. If you like the taste of walnuts those would be a good option as well!
Super easy to make and tastes like candy, but they’re healthy!
These are so easy! Soooo delicious!! Even my young children make them now!
Hi Charlotte, thank you so much! I’m SO happy to hear you loved these and that your kids loved them too!:)
Except where does the caremel come in ?
Hi Jenny, the caramel flavour comes from the Medjool dates with have a rich caramel flavour!
Thank you! form the bottom of my heart! These were the best energy bites i ever had. kudos kudos udos what a brilliant ratio <33
Thanks Maia! I’m SO happy you loved this recipe! These are my favourite energy bites too 🙂
I love that this recipe has only 4 ingredients and all of them are so healthy! Great photos, Jess 🙂
Thanks Ela! They’re my favourite snack these days 🙂
I´m a big fan of medjool dates, these bliss balls sound incredibly good, such a great snack to have at hand at any time of the day…and so easy to make too! great recipe
Hi Albert. Thank you! They’re the perfect thing to keep stored in the fridge for when you need a quick snack to grab n go!
These look perfect. What a great post yoga snack for me!
Thank you! They’re perfect for after some yoga 🙂
Oooo! A little salty-sweet is so up my alley. These sound soooo delicious, and only a few ingredients, too!
Hi Caitlin, thank you! I love sweet and salty combination too!
These look like a fun and easy recipe to make! I’m sure they are good for grab and go snacks yumm!
Hi Tabitha, thank you! They’re the perfect little snack for on the go. I love having them ready in my fridge for when I need a quick bite.
I’m assuming its 1 cup almonds right?
It doesn’t say the amount in the recipe.
Yes 1 cup!:)