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!
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.