Salted Caramel Energy Balls
These gooey, soft, 4 ingredients Salted Caramel Energy Balls are packed with protein and all the fuel needed for your day. Sweetened by dates. Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free.
Overall, I’m obsessed with how simple these Salted Caramel Energy Balls are to make.
Surprisingly, they are made entirely with whole food ingredients, meaning they satisfy my sweet tooth AND leave me with lasting energy.
Thus, they are the perfect pre-workout and afternoon pick-me-up to have on hand. Particularly, I always double the batch and freeze them, so they are ready to consume at a moment’s notice.
If you like this recipe, you’ll love my Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownies.
Why do I love these Salted Caramel energy balls?
Undeniably, there are many reasons to love these protein balls. There are a few in particular that has made this my new favorite recipe:
- The perfect fall energy ball – gooey, coconut-y, and caramel bliss
- Vegan, gluten free, and grain free
- Store well
- Easily replaces your expensive protein bar addiction
- Extremely satisfying dessert
- Perfect balance of sweet and salty
- Meal prep essential
- Assemble in 5 minutes
Overall, there are endless reasons this recipe has my heart.
Recently, I have been loving energy ball recipes because they are simple and quick – the best mom lunch box addition.
Dates and Cashews Together?
Certainly, dates and cashews are a match made in heaven!
Surely, the carbs from the dates balance the healthy fats from cashews.
Moreover, I find the hunger-satiating combination keeps me fuller for longer.
Ingredients for Salted Caramel Energy Balls
Can you believe it? Surprisingly, these energy balls have only 4 ingredients:
By and large, sometimes it’s the simplest recipes that taste the most delicious!
How to Make Salted Caramel Energy Balls
First, soak the raw cashews in hot water for 2 hours with a pinch of salt or in room temperature water overnight (add enough water to cover the cashews).
After soaking the cashews, drain and rinse. For best result, let it drain in a strainer for at least 20 minutes.
No, you do not have to soak the cashews but here is why I do not skip this step:
- You will have a softer and fudgier texture
- Tastes better
What to do with leftover dates?
- Stuff them with nut butter– you all know I could eat an entire jar of nut butter….SERIOUSLY!!
- Add them to your oatmeal– this is a great way to add some extra flavor, and sweetness to a bowl in the morning!
- Make a date-inspired recipe i.e. my Cornflour Spongecake
- Use them as a pre-workout snack– I am all for a sweet treat as a pre-workout snack!
How to Enjoy Salted Caramel Energy Balls
These energy balls are amazing as is or with a cup of coffee in the morning!
In addition, I like adding my creamy, vegan, salted caramel sauce. Its thick, velvety, and refined sugar-free.
Just drizzle it over the energy balls and pop them in the fridge or freezer.
How to Store Salted Caramel Energy Balls
These salted caramel energy balls store well in an airtight container for about a week.
Additionally, you can freeze them for up to 3 weeks.
What other energy ball recipes would you like to see? Leave a comment below!
Get the recipe:Salted Caramel Energy Balls
Salted Caramel Energy Balls
- 2 cup raw cashews
- 1 – 1 1/2 cup medjool dates, 14 – 18 pitted
- 1/4 tsp sea salt + more for sprinkles
- 1/4 cup coconut shreds
- Soak the raw cashews in hot water for 2 hours with a pinch of salt or in room temperature water overnight (add enough water to cover
- Blend the cashews, Medjool dates, and sea salt until semi-smooth.**
- Add the coconut shreds and blend again until your preferred texture.
- Roll the dough into balls of your desired size, sprinkle with additional salt, and they are ready to eat!
The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.