You know how much I love caramel, right? This is the nth recipe on this blog that involves caramel and this probably isn’t the last.
All of the previous recipes are packed with sugar and great for people with a sweet tooth like me. For a change, I’m going to share with you something that’s healthy and delicious at the same time.
Caramel lovers, are you ready? You better be because this treat is something you’ll love without the guilt of regular caramel. For someone like me who’s regularly eating caramel, having a healthy option is just wonderful!
In this post, I’ll show you how to make salted caramel frooze balls with just a few easy to find ingredients. If you’ve been with me in my past posts, you know I love working on recipes with ingredients that are either readily available in the kitchen or something you can easily buy in the nearest local grocery.
And if there’s something in what I’m making that’s either expensive or hard to find, I’m quick to offer an easy alternative. For sure you’ll enjoy making this recipe just like the previous ones.
So, onto the frooze balls!
But what exactly is a frooze ball? If you haven’t heard about it yet, here are a few things you should know before heading to the kitchen.
What are Frooze Balls?
Frooze balls are treats that are packed with healthy ingredients, usually whole and raw. They are blended together and rolled into bite-sized balls so you can conveniently eat them either as a quick breakfast or a healthy snack.
If this is the first time you’ve heard of frooze balls, you may have heard them called by their other names: bliss balls, energy bites, power bites, and snack-a-balls.
This treat is made without processed sugar and is full of good carbs, fiber, healthy fats and protein.
It is for this reason that more people called them energy or power bites before “frooze ball” became a thing.
Are Frooze Balls Healthy?
While most frooze balls don’t have processed sugar, using dried fruits with a highly concentrated form of sugar is something you have to consider if you’re particular about it. It’s important that you check the label and nutrition facts to ensure you end up with the right products.
However, frooze balls are generally healthy. They contain a handful of whole and unprocessed ingredients. Raw plant-based ingredients contain natural enzymes that improve digestion which is better than processed food.
Are Homemade Frooze Balls Healthier Than Store-Bought?
As with many other foods, making your own at home allows you to make healthier versions. It’s the same with frooze balls.
There are many ways you can make frooze balls and it’s up to you to choose the ingredients carefully. For example, some recipes use almond flour while others use flax seeds and chia seeds. You can also use the dried fruit of your choice if want less or more natural sugar.
In the end, it’s all up to you to make your frooze balls healthier or even with a little twist such as rolling it in chocolate.
Why Does It Taste Like Caramel Without Actual Caramel?
Using Medjool dates is the secret to getting the salted caramel flavor you need without using regular caramel. They have a chewier texture than regular dates and provide a caramel-like taste.
- If you can’t find fresh Medjool dates, you can use dried pitted dates instead. However, you need to soak them in water for 15 minutes before using to add moisture to the mixture.
- Other fruits you can use for frozen balls are apricots and cranberries.
- You can also put some peanut butter in the center before rolling.
- For a sugar-free twist, roll the balls in melted sugar-free chocolate.
- For another chocolatey option, add 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the mixture.
- If you want a different texture in your frozen balls, roll them in chopped nuts, crushed freeze-dried raspberries, cocoa powder or chia seeds instead of shredded coconut.
- A spiced version of frozen balls would require you to use apricots and 1 teaspoon ground ginger.
Reasons This Recipe Is to Die For
- You only need four easy to find and inexpensive ingredients
- Healthy and great for people looking for vegan options
- Perfect for people who are lactose-intolerant
- Doesn’t contain processed sugar
- Packed with nutrients and minerals
- Rich in dietary fiber
- Doesn’t require cooking
- Easy to make