Chocolate Caramel Protein Balls

Serves 12

10 Minute Prep Time

By Bridgette Clare, RHN on January 9, 2017 , categorized in Snacks

chocolate caramel protein balls

This chocolate caramel protein ball recipe will leave your taste buds happy, and as an added perk, each serving has 5 grams of protein! These protein balls were made to taste like Vega® Protein+ Snack Bar, so if you live in Canada or haven’t had a chance to try them yet, they taste just like the real thing!


  • 1 1/2 cup dates, chopped and pitted (add 1/2 cup more if using Vega® Sport Protein Vanilla instead of Vega® Clean* Protein Vanilla)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Vega® Clean Protein
  • or 1 scoop Vanilla Vega Sport® Performance Protein
  • 2 Tbsp almonds, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • Sprinkle of salt


  1. In a food processor, blend dates until smoothed out and starting to form a ball, scraping sides as required.

  2. Add maple syrup, Vega Clean* Protein, one tablespoon of almonds, and almond butter.

  3. Process until combined, scraping sides as required. Depending on how sticky your dates are, if the mixture feels too dry, add maple syrup and adjust until you have a slightly sticky consistency.

  4. Roll into balls.

  5. Melt coconut oil and chocolate chips then coat the balls in melted chocolate.

  6. Spread chocolate covered balls out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

  7. Top with a sprinkle of salt and remaining almonds.

  8. Freeze for at least 30 minutes or until chocolate hardens.

  9. Store balls in an air tight container in the freezer for up to two weeks.

Bridgette Clare, RHN

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Product Specialist, Bridgette Clare works at Vega as the Customer Experience Team Lead. Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. She believes what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and whole heartedly supports a holistic approach to nutrition. Experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and enjoying new culinary experiences with friends is what she’s all about. Fun fact: Bridgette is always seeking out fun ways to stay active—trying out everything from circus school to testing out her indoor cycling teacher abilities!