Salted Caramel Power Balls

FINALLY, a fat bomb that doesn’t melt!

Let me say that again.  These amazing little Salted Caramel Power Balls seriously do not melt.

These are just one of my three amazing travel-safe keto fat bomb flavors (there’s Vanilla Coconut & Chocolate!), however these in particular taste just like a cookie dough ball.

I love them all, so I am more than excited to share them with you.

Who doesn’t love a tasty fat bomb?

My travel friendly Salted Caramel Power Balls are super-healthy little snacks that are packed with protein and fiber making them very different from the usual fat bomb.

Plus, I’ve worked hard to create a fat bomb that you can take with you every day and on all your adventures.  All you need to do is wrap these energy snacks up and take them hiking, biking, climbing, camping, or on a picnic somewhere.

A few ingredients makes these a simple snack

My Salted Caramel Power Balls only require 8 simple low carb ingredients. There are several optional ingredients to give these some extra flavor and texture too, so make sure and play around with those.

Here’s what you’ll need for the base:

  • Cacao butter: helps these little guys stay firm
  • Nut Butter: your choice of flavor here, I used almond and cashew
  • Ghee: this gives an amazing caramel flavor
  • Protein Powder: use your favorite but opt for caramel or vanilla flavoring
  • Almond Flour and Coconut flour: both of these add fiber, give these balls their texture and allow them to travel with you
  • Keto Friendly Sweetener: I have used Swerve confectioners and liquid stevia which come in a toffee flavor for added caramel deliciousness!
  • Sea salt: can’t leave this out if you want Salted Caramel Power Balls!

Fat Bombs like these are really a Keto luxury

These power balls, and all of the other flavors I’ve made, are always sugar-free, low in carbs, and high in healthy fats.

They can satiate you just enough to get you through to the next meal, help curb any cravings, and become the perfect little dessert.

I make plenty of my own fat bombs (check out my template to make your own!), and I do love them all, but most Keto fat bombs melt very quickly after you take them out of the fridge. Which makes them almost impossible to take with you, unless you put them into a container and bring along a spoon to eat them with. That’s why I created these no-melt Salated Caramel Power Balls! 

Too Much Fat Can Be a “Bad” Thing

Do you realize that even on a Ketogenic diet you can overeat your healthy fats?

While for the most part, I have thrown away the idea of calories in = calories out, the number of calories still does matter to some degree.

If your goal is to burn up your own body fat, then you may want to tailor your overall fat intake to allow your body to use its own.

Doing Keto right can be tricky and it takes some time to figure it out for your own body, so be patient and ask for help.

I take people into a Ketogenic diet the right way, with great results. If you want to look into one of my programs, please check them out here.

How to Store These Power Balls

I went through many variations creating these Salted Caramel Power Balls before settling on this final version to share. To store these power balls keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or on your counter for a few days.

You can freeze them too (for 2-3 months) and just take a couple out when you want to indulge.

Also, I have found these power balls can be a little soft during the warmer summer months. But this is when even our beloved dark chocolate bars will melt too!

I use cacao butter to firm these up and collagen powder for the protein boost but you may want to switch to a plant based variety to during the warmer months or add a little extra coconut flour to your batter.

I’d love to know what you think!

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Salted Caramel Power Balls (Keto travel safe fat bomb, Paleo, vegan option)

Protein packed, Keto friendly power balls that you can travel with that are reminiscent of cookie dough.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Desserts, Snacks
Keyword: bars, cookies, dairy free, dessert, egg free, grain free, keto, keto cookies, low carb, low carb snack, paleo snack, sugar free
Servings: 18 bombs
Calories: 82kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cacao butter
  • 3 tbsp almond butter or cashew
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel or vanilla collagen powder or an unflavored, or plant based protein powder (see notes below)
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1.5 Tbsp. Ghee gives a good caramel flavor
  • 1-2 Tbsp. powdered erythritol I use Swerve Confectioners, amount used based on desired sweetness

Optional Add-ins

  • 1/2 cup coconut, unsweetened shredded or
  • 1/2 cup nuts, finely chopped or
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Optional - Roll Your Finished Bombs in One of These

  • 1/4 cup cacao powder or
  • 1/2 cup coconut, unsweetened shredded or
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped macadamias, or other nut of your choosing

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients, except the optional ingredients, into a large food processor and mix well for 30-60 seconds, until a dough forms.
  • Now add any of the optional add-in ingredients you’ve chosen into the processor. Pulse a few times until combined.
  • Remove the dough from the processor with a spatula, and place into a bowl or onto a piece of parchment paper.
  • Shape and form the dough into small 1-inch balls. If the dough is too soft to work with, place it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
  • If desired, roll the balls in one of the optional finishing ingredients you’ve chosen, the cacao powder, shredded coconut, or chopped nuts.
  • Place the Bombs into the refrigerator to firm, for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the fridge and enjoy. You can take them wherever you go without any worry about them melting!
  • Be sure and try out my other Keto Fat Bombs too. I like to keep several flavors on hand. Follow the links below for my Vanilla Coconut and Chocolate recipes

Notes

Store your Keto travel safe Fat Bombs in the fridge, in an airtight container. They will keep easily for 7-10 days without drying out. They can also be frozen, to be used as needed.
If you use a plain, unflavored collagen powder you may want to add a bit of additional sweetener. 2 -3 Tablespoons of powdered erythritol is my top choice, or 1/4 teaspoon of liquid stevia will also work well. The ghee used in this recipe really adds to the caramel flavor.
I just love all of the health benefits of collagen protein, but you can absolutely use plant-based protein powder instead of collagen if you prefer. If you substitute a plant-based protein powder, reduce the amount called for in the recipe by just a tablespoon or two. Otherwise, it can make the dough a little difficult to bind and make the finished Bombs too hard. One plus of using plant based protein is that it may make these balls a little more travel safe in the warmer months when even your dark chocolate bars melt!
Keto Fat Bombs are the bomb. Try my other delicious flavors too - follow these links for my Vanilla-Coconut and Chocolate recipes.
*Nutritional information shown does not account for any optional ingredients

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

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