These almond-based snack balls pack a whopper of a protein punch, along with great flavor. Perfect for hungry kids or post-workout refueling. *This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond.*

salted caramel snack balls recipe

I’m a serious, serious snacker. The three {or even four} meals a day thing just does not float my boat. Apparently I’ve passed that trait onto my three year old, who is constantly {constantly} asking for a snack.

I do my best to make sure they’re filling and healthy snacks, in secret hopes it will fill him up enough to stop asking me for a minute. {It doesn’t usually work}. But I do make my best effort to have protein-type snacks that meet both of our taste requirements.

flavored almond snacks

Snack balls of all kind are on a weekly rotation around here. I typically make a bunch then store them in the freezer for easy snacking. This week we mixed our standard recipe up a bit by using flavored almonds, and now I want to go make a batch with every flavor offered.

We got these two flavors from Blue Diamond, the Salted Caramel and Blueberry almonds, and they are so good by themselves it was almost a crime to use them in a recipe. But a crime worth committing because my three year old is busy not asking me “why?” for the millionth time because his mouth is full of dense, protein-packed, nutty deliciousness.

salted caramel almonds

To start, we experimented with some Salted Caramel snack balls since I’m obsessed with salted caramel. They are super dense but have a fun flavor. {The almonds make delicious nut butter on their own, by the way. soo good.}

caramel snack balls

salted caramel snack balls

My taste-tester approves.

kid friendly snack balls

In order to keep him from eating the entire batch in one sitting, I shoved the bag of blueberry almonds in front of him as a distraction.

blueberry almonds

Now I need to go buy a new bag so I can make so coconut blueberry balls. Mm.

blueberry flavored almonds

 

 

Salted Caramel Snack Balls

by with a Side of Sneakers

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond butter {homemade or otherwise}
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/8 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 1/2 T cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp each: vanilla extract, butter extract, & fleur de sel
  • 1/4 cup Blue Diamond Salted Caramel Almonds, chopped

Instructions

Combine all ingredients and form into balls.

*Recipe affected heavily by how oily your nut butter is – mix should be crumbly, but stay in ball form when squeezed in your hands. If it doesn’t stick together, add coconut oil or almond milk 1 tsp at a time until balls form.

*Doubly extra good if you use almond butter made with the salted caramel flavored almonds.

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Do you have a favorite snack ball recipe? I’m inspired to branch out more now that we’ve opened up the door to new flavors.

 

*Edit – sorry, for some reason comments are only working on mobile!*

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