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Cranberry Date Walnut Protein Balls [Vegan]

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One word, YUM! I love protein bars but 1) They're expensive and 2) All protein bars are not created equal.

These protein balls are the perfect, decadent mixture of sweet and salty. I must say the best thing about them is that my 4-year-old loves them and gobbles them up way before any of the junk that sits in our pantry.

They remind me of Lara bars but are half the price and way easier to make at home then to go to the store and buy them (seriously, they are that easy to make). You can substitute the walnuts with the nut of your choice but I felt like the walnuts went with the dates really well.

P.S. I don’t like dates, but I love these protein balls.

Cranberry Date Walnut Protein Balls [Vegan]


  • 1/2 c Dates, pitted and dried
  • 1/2 c Cranberries, dried
  • 1 1/2 c Walnuts, chopped
  • 2 scoops Protein Powder, vanilla


  1. Place cranberries and dates into blender and blend until they won’t blend anymore! :) I added a little water for a sticky consistency. Transfer to mixing bowl.
  2. Blend walnuts by pulsing the blender. DO NOT BLEND or you will end up with a nut butter. Add to mixing bowl.
  3. Add protein powder to the mixing bowl and mix with your hands.
  4. When thoroughly mixed roll into 1″ balls and store in the fridge.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 119
Total Fat: 6.2 g
Sodium: 6.2 mg
Potassium: 36.9 mg
Total Carbs: 14.1 g
Fiber: 1.8 g
Sugars: 9.5 g
Protein: 4 g





Aspen is wife, and mom of two littlies and second I’m a full time pre-med student. She fell in love with blogging a couple months ago when she started to track the end of her pregnancy, which is when she fell in love with clean eating and working out. She loves the holidays and seasonal print clothes. She loves the holidays and seasonal print clothes. Visit her at Makeover with Aspen.



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One comment on “Cranberry Date Walnut Protein Balls [Vegan]”

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Aspen Ballard
4 Years Ago

Thank you all so much for contacting me to promote my recipe! I am a huge fan of One Green Planet and am over the moon.

12 Jun 2017

What is a scoop?? Tablespoon??

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