Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

carrot cake bliss balls

 

Bliss Balls are one of my favourite things to make and eat. You can pack a heap of goodness into each bite and they can satisfy you for hours. Bliss balls are fantastic for school lunches, an afternoon treat or even a quick breakfast.

These carrot cake bliss balls have all the flavours of your favourite carrot cake but are much better for you (and easier to make!)

Carrot cake bliss balls

Ingredients

3 large carrots

8 medjool dates

50g dried apricots

1 cup oats

1 cup walnuts

2 cups shredded coconut plus a little more for rolling,

2 teaspoons mixed spice

1/4 cup flaxseeds

**For a nut free version use 2 cups of oats and omit walnuts.

 

Method

Blitz carrots, dates and dried apricots together in a high speed blender. Remove into a bowl.

Blitz oats, walnuts coconut, flaxseeds and mixed spice together.

Mix with the wet ingredients.

Roll into balls and roll in coconut.

 

I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

 

17 Comments

  1. Kirsten on December 7, 2015 at 6:10 am

    Thanks Jess these sound delicious. I can’t wait to make them.
    Just one question what’s the difference between medjool dates and ordinary dates. I hadn’t heard of them until recently and although I’ve been meaning to buy some I haven’t come across them in the shops yet. Will it make much difference if I use normal dates?
    Thanks Kirsten.

    • energeticblog on December 7, 2015 at 8:36 am

      Thanks Kirsten let me know how you like them. Medjool dates are softer than dried dates so perhaps just soak them for 10 minutes first and they should turn out just fine. Jess x

      • Kirsten on December 13, 2015 at 6:02 am

        Thanks Jess , they turned out brilliantly and they are delicious! My 11 month old loves them but I’m yet to try giving them to my 2&1/2 year old. Hope he likes them he is a very fussy eater. Also tried putting the mix into a slice tray and then cutting them into small bars which worked really well too.

  2. Maretta on December 7, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Your trip sounds amazing, we’ve been talking about doing something similar in a couple of years.
    I’m going to make these today! Any idea how long they will keep? And do you think bliss balls can be frozen?

    • energeticblog on December 7, 2015 at 9:01 am

      Hi Maretta thank you we are very excited!! They keep for about 5 days in the fridge. I have never frozen them (they go pretty quick in my house!) but I can’t see why not. Jess x

  3. Michelle on December 8, 2015 at 8:12 am

    I only had sawyer dates available, but used two fresh apricots to lift the moisture content instead. Still delicious. Thanks. And best of all I’m typing this as my 12 month old tucks into one. So far he seems to be loving it. He’s moved onto his second! ūüôā
    Good luck with your adventure!

    • energeticblog on December 8, 2015 at 9:08 am

      Great Michelle! My kids love them too xx

  4. Lizzie on March 24, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Sounds delish thanks Jess, I’ve pinned for later.

  5. Lizzie on March 24, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I’ve also saved the wholesome caramel fudge recipe. Yummm!

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