Caramel bliss balls

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Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: No cooking
Difficulty rating: Easy
Age recommendation: 1 year and over


Makes 18 walnut size balls.

  • 1 cup of almonds (120g)
  • 1 cup of cashews (105g)
  • 4 tablespoons of pure maple syrup (65g)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla
  • 18 white chocolate buttons (optional decoration)


  1. Place the almonds and cashews in a food processor and mill until they form a paste with a smooth consistency.
  2. Add maple syrup, vanilla and salt to the nut paste. Continue mixing in the food processor until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Roll dessertspoon-sized portions into a ball between the palms of your hands. Continue rolling balls until all the mixture is used.
  4. Optional: Place a white chocolate button (or another similar treat) on the top of each ball for a decoration.


  • These yummy caramel balls are great treats for kids and the perfect healthier snack to serve at kids parties (as long as there are no nut allergies).
  • These balls are a good way for young children to eat nuts as they are completely smooth and not a choking risk. However, remember as there is added sugar in the form of maple syrup, this recipe is still a treat rather than an everyday snack food. Nut butter with no added sugar would be better as an everyday nut dip or snack food.

Quantities for calculations:

  • 1 cup of almonds (120g)
  • 1 cup of cashews (105g)
  • 4 tablespoons of pure maple syrup (65g)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla
  • 12 white chocolate buttons (optional decoration)

Nutritional content:

Nutritional content per ball (around the size of a walnut):

With chocolate button

Per 19g serve

Without the chocolate button

Per 16.5g serve


411 kJ
101 cal
 Energy 356 kJ
87 cal


2.57 g  Protein

2.39 g

 Total fat

7.41 g  Total fat

6.58 g

 Saturated fat

1.26 g  Saturated fat

0.74 g


5.33 g  Carbohydrates

3.96 g

 Total sugars

4.13 g  Total sugars

2.77 g


0.84 g Fibre

0.84 g


24.36 mg  Sodium

22.41 mg


0.5 mg  Cholesterol

0 mg


96.55 mg  Potassium

88.8 mg


26.84 mg Calcium

21.09 mg


0.60 mg Iron

0.60 mg

Zinc 0.74 mg Zinc

0.72 mg


  1. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand. AUSNUT 2011-13 Food Nutrient Database. 2013. [cited 6 August 2016]. Available from: [URL Link]
  2. National Health and Medical Research Council. Eat for Health- Infant Feeding Guidelines- Information for Health Workers. 2012. (cited 10 April 2016). Available from: DF File]
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Date Created: August 31, 2016 Date Modified: July 3, 2018