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  • Catherine Myburgh

Sweet & Salty Bliss Balls

Guess what? No blender, food processor, oven or hob is needed for this easy, delicious sweet and salty recipe. Naturally sweet, nutritious, high in fibre and healthy fats.

RECIPE | Yields: approximately 16 balls | Prep time: 20 minutes


  • 1 cup medjool dates (soaked)

  • ½ cup rolled oats (*can sub gluten-free oats)

  • ½ cup oat flour (*can sub almond/macadamia flour)

  • 2 tbsp. plant protein powder (in this recipe, I have used the Misfits salted caramel flavoured vegan protein powder)

  • ¼ tsp. salt

  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

  • 1 tbsp. nut butter of choice

  • ½ cup chopped roasted macadamias (can sub dark chocolate chips or any other nuts of choice)

  • ¼ cup unsweetened dried cranberries


  1. Start by carefully pitting each date.

  2. Place the pitted dates in a bowl and soak in boiling water for approximately 15-20 minutes (if you are using dried dates, soak them for at least an hour).

  3. Drain the dates.

  4. Using a fork, mash together the softened dates with half a cup of boiling water until sticky and smooth.

  5. Add the remaining ingredients and mix together until a dough-like consistency forms. If the mixture appears too dry, add an additional 1-2 tbsp. of boiling water.

  6. Using your hands, roll out individual bitesize bliss balls (use approximately 1 heaped tbsp. of the mixture per ball).

  7. Store in an airtight container either in the fridge or freezer and enjoy as a delicious sweet treat or post workout snack!

Nutritional Content per Bliss Ball

Total Energy 107 kcal

Protein 3 g

Total Fat 6 g

Net Carbohydrates 9.4 g

Dietary Fibre 1.8 g

Total Sugar 5.4 g

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