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Sophie Guidolin's Salted Date & Caramel Protein Ball Recipe

Get your sweet treat fill, in a healthy way, with nutritionist and personal trainer Sophie Guidolin's delicious protein ball recipe.

Salted Caramel Protein Balls
Salted Caramel Protein Balls

Instead of an instant sugar hit (and then crashing and burning 30 minutes later), choosing a healthy snack can help keep you energised for longer. It’s also a great way to add some extra nutrients into your body throughout the day.

For a sweet and healthy snack, nutritionist and personal trainer Sophie Guidolin has shared her delicious Salted Date & Caramel Protein Ball recipe. Enjoy!

Salted Date & Caramel Protein Ball Recipe: Ingredients

  • 310g Fresh Dates, pitted
  • 150g Coconut Oil
  • 25g Cacao Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil, extra, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt Flakes
  • 50g Coconut Flour

Salted Date & Caramel Protein Ball Recipe: Method

  1. Place dates in a medium bowl. Cover with boiling water and let stand for 10 minutes to soften. Drain dates and discard water.
  2. Meanwhile add melted coconut oil with sifted cacao in a small bowl and leave to one side to thicken slightly.
  3. Process dates, vanilla extract, extra coconut oil and salt until smooth. Transfer mixture to a small bowl, cover and freeze for 30 minutes or until firm.
  4. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  5. Using damp hands roll tablespoons of the date mixture into balls.
  6. Place flour in a small bowl. Roll the balls in the flour first and then the cacao mixture before placing on a baking tray.
  7. Sprinkle with extra salt flakes and freeze for 10 minutes or until set.

Loved Sophie Guidolin's healthy protein ball recipe and looking for more ideas? Head straight to our Recipes hub for all the healthy snack and dinner recipes you could ever need!