Raw Salted Caramel Protein Balls

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Salted Caramel Protein Balls | Nadia Felsch

You guys love the idea of easy and nutritious snacks that can be made in advance and enjoyed on the go!

This recipe is such an easy way to add more protein, fats and quality carbohydrates in your diet, is delicious and also helps you avoid the post-refined-sugar slump of processed, off-the-shelf snacks.

There’s power in knowing exactly what goes into the food you eat.

Enter…. Raw Salted Caramel Protein Balls.

As good, if not better, than they sound and I hope will be enjoyed the next time that you need a little snack that also does wonders fuelling your body!

Salted Caramel Protein Balls | Nadia Felsch


This recipe is gluten-free, super simple and can easily be vegan should you use a quality rice or pea protein powder.

Don’t be put off by the salt… it’s incredible! This recipe is the one that I make for events (and at home!) and they never fail to impress so give them a try for yourself!


Plant or animal based proteins, go with what you feel like. Should you choose whey – go with a clean and unprocessed whey protein isolate (WPI), the options are varied though this is the awesome product I use.

However, these balls are easily made without the protein powder so don’t feel that you need to add it. In fact, many of us consume more than enough protein so be smart and keep it unique to your needs.

Raw Salted Caramel Balls | Nadia FelschRaw Salted Caramel Balls | Nadia Felsch

Raw Salted Caramel Protein Balls
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yield: 18
  • 1 cup cashews
  • ½ cup dessicated coconut (without preservatives)
  • 15 small Medjool dates
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons raw pepitas
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Good crack/pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter (optional)
  • 1 scoop of quality protein powder (optional)
  • Extra coconut for rolling
  1. Blend cashews first in a food processor until in chunk-form
  2. Add all other ingredients and blend until formed
  3. Pour extra coconut into a bowl
  4. Roll mixture into small balls and coat in the bowl of dessicated coconut
  5. Freeze to set and enjoy
  6. These balls will last in your freezer for months and are equally delicious if stored in the fridge, once set

**This is not a sponsored post though if you do purchase a product linked to from this post, I receive a commission that allows me to continue creating fabulous free content for you to enjoy.**
34 Responses to "Raw Salted Caramel Protein Balls"
  1. HavensBakes says:

    These look heavenly!! I’m impressed that the recipe’s raw too!!

  2. townsendlee says:

    I haven’t had an opportunity to try these yet but I will. They look great Nadia. 🙂


  3. I just made these this morning and they are delicious – thanks for sharing!!

    p.s. did you know that people can’t comment on your blog without logging in to WordPress or another account?

    • Nadia says:

      My absolute pleasure Louisa and I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed them – they seem to good to be true don’t they!?

      Thanks for your comment surrounding the blog comments as well – we love feedback. This is something that we are aware of and look forward to our new site (and changes) coming in May this year so stay tuned! x

  4. missmuffins says:

    Just made these with a few wee changes. I used golden syrup, need to be braver with the salt next time too. Oh and no protein powder for me.

    So delicious!

  5. Nadia says:

    So glad that you enjoyed them!

    I promise that the right amount of salt is phenomenal! x

  6. Lennae says:

    Yum!!! These sound amazing! My mission for the weekend is to make these delicious protein balls!

    Lennae xxx


  7. I have been searching for a recipe just like this! Thank you so much for posting not only the recipe but all the deets like calories and breakdown of goods. YUM!! xo

  8. Emma says:

    These are divine, minus protein powder for us. Actually made 25 smaller balls! Christmas gift for my vegan nephew, Thanks this is a winner……

  9. Feryal says:

    These are absolutely delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!!

  10. Troy says:

    I think I made them too big
    I got 11 out.
    How small are they , like about an inch in diameter?
    They are awesome thank you .
    Little life savers

    • Nadia says:

      Really glad you enjoyed them! They are delicious little bites!!
      If you’re happier with them larger then so be it, however I’d say 1/2 an inch diameter for snack size bites.

  11. Dawn Dougan says:

    Fantastic, a real favourite for us now!

  12. Helen Milledge says:

    Just made these today, and they are now my favourite protein ball.

  13. Carolina Uribe says:

    Thanks you for the recipe delicious..!

  14. Made these to give to my clients after their 1:1 consultations, after handing out over 20 balls, I have only received positive comments. Thank you for the delicious recipe.

  15. Acacia Cherry says:

    Thanks for the recipe i will try these out! Just wondering how their “salted caramel” flavour coming from those ingredients?

    • Acacia Cherry says:

      also, am i able to use rice malt syrup instead of maple?

    • Nadia says:

      Hi there and thanks for the message!

      This recipe is still one of my faves and I hope you enjoy trying it out too!

      The caramel flavour comes from the combo of all ingredients, particularly the coconut with the maple syrup.
      You can absolutely substitute with rice malt syrup or honey and it will be delish, however the “caramel” quality will not be present.

      Enjoy x

  16. Michelle says:

    Hi – I can’t seem to find the nutrition breakdown.

    • Nadia says:

      Hi Michelle,

      If you’re looking for the nutritional breakdown, I’d recommend inputting the recipe to an app such as Easy Diet Diary.
      All the best and enjoy!

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