Low Carb Caramel and Macadamia Nut Energy Balls with MCT Oil

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We’ve teamed up with our friends at Thrive Market to bring you this drool-worthy low carb energy balls recipe! Featuring our energy-boosting Creamy Caramel MCT Oil and just 2g of low-glycemic sugar per ball, these convenient, bite-sized snacks will conquer your mid-afternoon hunger pangs and fuel you with steady energy to make your day not just great, but blissful!

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How to Make the Best Bliss Balls:

  • USE CREAMY CARAMEL MCT Oil: Not only does the dairy-free, Creamy Caramel MCT Oil provide the delectable caramel flavor for these bliss balls, but it’s also the key ingredient that will give your body a burst of energy! Within minutes of consuming, your liver converts MCTs into ketones for steady energy without the crash!
  • USE UNSALTED MACADAMIA NUTS: Macadamia nuts come in both salted and unsalted options so make sure to use the unsalted variety for this recipe!
  • ADJUST YOUR SWEETNESS: Though this recipe calls for 2 tbsp of honey, feel free to adjust the amount to fit your dietary preference. If you're keto, you may want to skip the honey or swap it out for a monk fruit-based sweetener like Lakanto.

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Low Carb Caramel and Macadamia Nut Energy Balls with MCT Oil

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Recipe Author: Angela Gaines, Thrive Market

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Recipe Values: Keto, Paleo, Vegetarian

Course: Snacks

Servings: 24 balls

Nutrition Facts: 142 Calories, 1g Protein, 3g Net Carbs, 14g Fat

Allergen Info: Peanut-free, seafood-free, shellfish-free, egg-free, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Required Equipment: Food Processor


  • 2 cups Unsalted Macadamia Nuts
  • 1 3/4 cups Shredded Coconut, Divided
  • 1/4 cup Cacao Butter
  • 3 tbsp Natural Force Creamy Caramel MCT Oil
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (Optional)
  • Instructions

    Add macadamia nuts and 1 cup shredded coconut to a food processor and pulse until finely ground. 

    Add cacao butter, Creamy MCT Oil, honey, and cinnamon; process until combined. 

    Portion dough using a tablespoon scoop and roll balls in the palm of your hand. 

    Place in a bowl with remaining ¾ cup shredded coconut and roll until the ball is fully coated. Place on a sheet tray; repeat with remaining balls. 

    Refrigerate 30 minutes, or until firm. To store, keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 


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