These Vanilla Peanut Butter Bliss Balls only require 6 ingredients and are so easy to make! They are soft, chewy and deliciously packed with protein, fiber and nutrients! These no-bake energy bites are customizable and perfect for snacking on the go or as a healthy dessert!Recipe can be scaled up or down by using the slider if you hover your mouse over the number of Servings.
1/3CupVanilla Protein Powder- plus more for rolling
¼Cup + 1 TBSHoney
Line a small baking sheet or plate with parchment paper. Set aside.
Pulse cashews: In the bowl of a food processor, add the cashews. Pulse until they are finely chopped and resemble coarse ground flour. (SEE NOTES if you don't have a food processor.)
Add remaining ingredients & pulse: Add the remaining ingredients. Pulse the mixture until it is thoroughly combined and comes together. The mixture should resemble a dough-like paste.
Roll into balls: Use your hands or an ice cream scoop and portion out about 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Roll into a ball (about 1 to 1 ½-inches) and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat rolling until all the mixture is used.
Freeze: Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer and freeze for 20 minutes.
Serve: Lightly roll the protein bites in more vanilla protein powder. Eat and enjoy!
Storage: Store bliss balls in an airtight container the refrigerator for up to 1 week or the freezer for up to 3 months.
These bites are highly customizable, so I encourage you to make them your own! (See post above for full list)
Nuts: If you aren’t a fan of cashews, you can substitute any nut you would like. Hazelnuts, almonds, or peanuts would all be delicious.
Hazelnut Meal: While the recipe calls for hazelnut meal, I have used almond meal before and it is just as delightful!
Nut Butter: You can substitute any nut butter for the peanut butter, just make sure it is creamy and the no-stir variety. I used reduced fat peanut butter.
Vegan-option: If you are vegan, feel free to use maple syrup instead of honey!
To make bliss balls without a food processor:
Crush the nuts: Place the nuts in a heavy-duty resealable bag. Place the bag on a hard, flat surface and smooth the nuts out into an even layer. Use a rolling pin, the flat-side of a meat mallet, or another similar object to crush them. It'll take multiple whacks, but use this as an opportunity to get out any pent up aggression. Continue to crush the nuts until they are ground and resemble coarse flour.
Mix ingredients: Transfer crushed nuts to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the hazelnut meal, peanut butter and protein powder. Stir together. Add in the vanilla and honey. Stir again. If mixture is hard to stir, use your hands to mix well.
Proceed with recipe as directed - rolling mixture into balls and freezing.
Nutritional information is an approximation based upon 18 servings. Exact nutritional information will depend upon the brand and precise measurement of ingredients used.