Bliss balls are such an easy and versatile treat to have stored in your freezer when a sweet craving strikes. With the beautiful and familiar flavours of carrot cake, these balls are a hit with both my boys. With the addition of carrots they’re also more nutritious than your typical recipe and the tahini adds a nice calcium boost perfect for dairy free diets.
This is also a wonderful recipe to make with your kids, even the youngest members of the family. Improve their fine motor skills by having them roll out the balls, improve maths skills by counting them, and reading by going through the recipe. As mums we’re used to multitasking – and this is multitasking at its best, teaching our kids at the same time what real food really is!
Nut Free Carrot Cake Bliss Balls
20 balls (approximately)
- 2 cups desiccated coconut
- 2 small carrots quartered (about 120 grams)
- 10 medjool dates seeds removed
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 tablespoon tahini can use almond butter if there are no allergies
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt or dulse flakes
- Place the ingredients into your food processor and blend at high speed until the mixture is broken down and sticking together when pressed.
- Using your hands, shape the mixture into balls.
- Roll the balls through extra desiccated coconut if desired and place in the fridge to set.
- These can be stored in the fridge or freezer and thaw very quickly at room temperature.
Recipe by Bianca from Wholefood Simply
Suitable from 12 months to adults.
Allergy Information: Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Refined Sugar Free.
Holy moly! These are amazing! So good cold out of the fridge. Thanks for the recipe!
Thanks Colleen so glad you enjoyed them! xx
Is there any other substitute for tahini or nut butter? My kids allergic to sesame and nuts and it’s a constant struggle converting recipes
Hi Sarah, just leave it out completely. The mix will still bind perfectly well together. Sharon xx
please could you mention the weight measurements for the dessicated coconut and raisins? I just attempted to use 250ml as equivalent to one cup but I don’t think it worked as the mixture was too dry to blend. the flavour was great though! I’d just love to get the right proportions to create balls. thanks so much x
Hi Arch. It may be the portions were correct but you needed to blend longer as its a very forgiving recipe and the measurements really dont need to be accurate. However as a guide: 2 cups is 400g and 1/4 cup is about 30g. If for any reason it is dry you can always start with adding a teaspoon of water or coconut oil. Will bear this in mind for future recipes. Thank you 🙏
thanks so much Sharon, that’s really helpful 🙂 I might need a better blender too as it was staying quite lumpy! x