Nut Free Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

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!


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Carrot cake bliss balls

Nut Free Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time


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


  1. Place the ingredients into your food processor and blend at high speed until the mixture is broken down and sticking together when pressed.
  2. Using your hands, shape the mixture into balls.
  3. Roll the balls through extra desiccated coconut if desired and place in the fridge to set.
  4. These can be stored in the fridge or freezer and thaw very quickly at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

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.

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  1. Colleen on July 27, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Holy moly! These are amazing! So good cold out of the fridge. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Sharon Selby on December 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks Colleen so glad you enjoyed them! xx

  2. Sarah on February 6, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    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

    • Sharon Selby on February 6, 2022 at 9:44 pm

      Hi Sarah, just leave it out completely. The mix will still bind perfectly well together. Sharon xx

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