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Overhead view of a pile of birthday cake bliss balls in a white bowl

Birthday Cake Protein Balls

These Birthday Cake Protein Balls are made with sliced almonds, crunchy cashews, sweet dates, natural sprinkles and packed with protein and fiber. In just 10 minutes, you can whip these funfetti energy bites up for an easy grab-and-go breakfast or pre-workout snack! Gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, paleo and freezer-friendly!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bliss ball recipe, bliss balls, date balls, date protein balls, healthy protein balls, healthy vegan snacks, homemade snacks, quick snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 14 protein balls
Calories 125 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds , can sub with more cashews or other nuts of choice
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla or plain plant-based protein powder , we like this plant-based protein powder. If you’re not a fan of protein powder, sub with ground flaxseeds or ground hempseeds.
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates tightly packed
  • 1/4 cup creamy unsalted cashew butter or any nut butter / seed butter of choice
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon pure almond extract , optional but adds that signature birthday cake flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt



  1. Add cashews, almonds, coconut flakes, protein powder, dates, nut butter, vanilla, almond extract, cinnamon and salt to a food processor.

    Top view of dates, cashews, coconut, nut butter, cinnamon, protein powder and vanilla in a food processor
  2. Process ingredients until a sticky cookie dough forms. The dough should be pinch-able and stick together when you press it with your hands. Add more nuts or nut butter as needed to adjust the consistency and taste.

    Transfer the dough to a large bowl. Fold in sprinkles (if using) and mix to combine.

    Top view of blended ingredients to make funfetti energy bites in a clear mixing bowl
  3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Press a few more sprinkles in each ball (to make them prettier), if desired.

    Store in a resealable bag or airtight container in the fridge (for up to 1 week) or freezer for up to 3 months.

    Overhead view of a pile of birthday cake bliss balls in a white bowl

Recipe Notes

How to Store 

Keep your energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge. We personally love enjoying them once they've been chilled! They'll stay fresh in the fridge for up to a week.

How to Freeze

These bliss balls will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 1 month. Just remember to keep them in an airtight, freezer-safe container. Thaw frozen date balls in the fridge before enjoying.

Nutrition Facts
Birthday Cake Protein Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 protein ball)
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Trans Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 3g6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.