20 – 24
Type of Recipe:
Protein Snack, Dessert
Salted Caramel Vitality Balls
This recipe is one of my favorite go-to, raw-some super-food snacks. There’s just enough chocolate and salty-sweet caramel to satisfy your sweet tooth with no guilt! I make this recipe and a few others on a regular basis and keep them in the freeze all year round.
The primary ingredient in this recipe comes from Spectrum Essentials Warrior Vitality Blend, which is also the dietary supplemental powder I use in many of my smoothies and shakes. This blend provides 2/1 grams of Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) per serving, which is an Omega-3 essential fatty acid that helps support normal cardiovascular function, as well as 4 grams of fiber, which helps support normal functioning of the digestive tract.
These balls are meant to be served as a snack or treat in between meals. They can also be served as a meal replacement with a piece of fruit, shake, or smoothie.
P.S. I’ve got more delicious ball recipes coming your way – so get ready to fall in love!
Ingredients in Spectrum Essentials Warrior Vitality Blend:
Cold-milled ground chia seed
Organic cacao nibs
Organic maca root powder
Natural caramel vanilla flavor
Luo han guo (monk fruit) extract
1 cup tahini
1/4 cup sunflower butter (Sun Butter brand)
1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
Gamasio (toasted sesame seeds and sea salt)
Unsweetened coconut flakes (Let’s Do Organic brand)
Measuring spoons and cups
Paper-lined sheet pan
Individual bowls for desired toppings
Food storage containers
Step by Step Instructions
Soak dates in hot water to soften for about 15 minutes and then drain. Prepare other ingredients as suggested above.
With the blade attachment in your food processor, process dates until they become a thin paste.
Add remaining ingredients and pulse while occasionally scraping the bowl until a dough forms and becomes sticky. Remove processor bowl from the stand and transfer the dough to a mixing bowl.
Form dough into heaping 1 tbsp. size balls and place on a paper-lined sheet pan. Roll into little balls and follow with your desired topping(s).
Store in an airtight container in the coldest part of your fridge for up to two weeks, or in your freezer for up to two months.