Raw Carrot Bliss Balls
Bliss balls are a great option for a little sweet treat or a “pick me up”. They make a lovely gift for the more health conscious friend who deserves a treat. These little gems taste like carrot cake and are a lovely thing to share with your friends as part of an afternoon tea. You can enjoy them as they are, or top them with the "cream cheese" frosting from the Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars.
Recipe Tester Feedback: "Nice and sweet with a subtle spicy warmth and not really carroty in colour or taste." - Tracey
No: Gluten / Dairy / Egg
Total Preparation Time approx. 2 hours (including chilling)
Makes approx. 24 balls
Can be frozen
- coconut - 150g, shredded, unsweetened
- carrots - 150g, cut into 2cm lengths
- dates - 150g,Medjool, pitted (approx. 10), see Notes
- raisins - 50g
- walnuts - 50g
- Sweet Spiced Sugar Blend - 1 tsp
- Add coconut (150g), carrots (150g), dates (150g), raisins (50g), walnuts (50g) and spiced sugar (1 tsp) to the bowl. Blitz Speed 8 / 45 seconds. If you can hear that the blade is no longer making contact with the contents simply stop and scrape down sides with a spatula before continuing.
- Transfer mixture to a bowl and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. This will make the balls MUCH easier to roll.
- Once slightly chilled, take rounded teaspoon of the mixture and place them onto the prepared tray. Continue until all mixture is used.
- Then, moving quickly, roll each ball in your hands until smooth. This means you don't have to keep wiping your hands. Place all balls onto the tray so they are not touching and refrigerate for at least an hour.
- If you wish to ice these, make the “cream cheese” frosting from the Carrot Cake Breakfast Bar recipe while the balls are chilling.
- To serve, top with “cream cheese” frosting and a walnut piece, to resemble carrot cake.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.
- If you don’t have time to roll them, just press the mixture into a tray, top with the icing and cut them into cubes.
- If you don’t have medjool dates (the soft kind), you might need to deseed them and soak them in boiling water for at least 30 minutes prior to use. When you are ready to use them, remove the dates from the water and add them to the mixture as normal. You can discard the water or keep it to use in smoothies as it will add some sweetness.