Nut Free Protein Balls

Nut Free Protein Balls

Bliss Balls are a regular go-to in our house as a great healthy snack or lunchbox treat.  However with so many schools and pre-schools now a nut free zone, this can be quite limiting.  

The good news is Wick Nixon from Wicked Wellbeing has created this fantastic Nut Free Protein Ball recipe using seeds, which is the perfect protein addition to the lunchbox to give the kids that extra boost during the day.

Our kids absolutely love them - I'm sure you will too!

Nut Free Protein Balls

Prep time   10 minutes
Fridge Time   1 hour to chill


  • 4 Medjool Dates, pips removed (or 8 Dried Dates), soaked in boiling water for 5 minutes, drained
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Cacao
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Protein Powder ( we used Ground LSA as we had no protein powder, but please note this option means they are NOT Nut Free )
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil, melted


1.  Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth.

2.  Form into balls using damp hands.

3.  Refrigerate for approximately 1 hour until firm.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.  Simple and healthy treats ready to put straight into the lunchbox when required ( if they last that long ).

Makes approximately 16-20 balls



** Take a look at our Litter-free Lunchboxes here

Recipe credit:  Wick Nixon from her book Healthy Lunchbox Love.  To get more fantastic recipes like this one you can get her book here.


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