Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

CARROT CAKE BLISS BALLS

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If you like carrot cake, these no-bake carrot cake bliss balls are a must-try! They combine the delicious flavors of traditional carrot cake while being healthier and much easier to make. They are the perfect bite-sized treat with no baking required. These bliss balls are perfect for your Easter celebration or anytime you are craving carrot cake! They come together with simple ingredients, such as dates, walnuts, shredded carrots, and cinnamon.

Why You Will Love These Carrot Cake Bites

  • These bliss balls have the delicious flavors of carrot cake!
  • They are an easy no-bake treat!
  • You can get the flavors of carrot cake without having to turn your oven on.
  • This recipe comes together quickly with eight simple ingredients.
  • These bliss balls are made with healthy ingredients such as dates, carrots, walnuts, and spices.
  • They are vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan!

What Are Carrot Cake Bliss Balls?

Carrot cake bliss balls, also called carrot cake bites, carrot bliss balls, energy balls, protein balls, or energy bites are a delicious no-bake snack. These bliss balls have the flavors of carrot cake and are made with ingredients such as Medjool dates, walnuts, shredded carrots, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a touch of maple syrup. The ingredients come together in a food processor and then are rolled into balls. This is the perfect recipe to make when you are craving carrot cake and want a bite-sized treat.

Ingredients Needed For Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

Ingredients for carrot cake bliss balls
  • Medjool Dates: Use Medjool dates for this recipe. Buy them pitted or remove the pits from the dates. Soak the dates to soften them so the food processor can pulse them more easily. They add a natural sweetness to these bliss balls.
  • Carrots: Shred the carrots yourself for the best texture and flavor.
  • Walnuts: The walnuts help bind the bliss balls and add even more classic carrot cake flavor!
  • Maple Syrup: Add a small amount of maple syrup or sugar-free maple syrup for sweetness.
  • Vanilla Extract: Add a splash of vanilla for flavor.
  • Cinnamon: Adding ground cinnamon to these bliss balls adds to the carrot cake flavor.
  • Nutmeg: Add a small amount of nutmeg for another layer of flavor.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt to enhance all the flavors.

The Best Way To Shred Carrots

Shred the carrots yourself for this recipe rather than buying pre-shredded carrots. Pre-shredded carrots usually have a crunchier texture, which isn’t what you want in these bliss balls. Instead, peel and grate some whole carrots for this recipe. Use the large side of a box grater to shred the carrots before further pulsing them in the food processor with the rest of the ingredients. It is important to shred them before because you don’t want large carrot chunks in your bliss balls. Also, it is easier for the food processor to blend grated carrots.

How To Make Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

Step 1: Add the pitted Medjool dates to a heat-safe bowl and submerge them in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Once done soaking, drain all the water.

Dates soaking in hot water

Step 2: Peel carrots and then shred them.

Step 3: Add the pitted dates, shredded carrots, walnuts, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to a high-powered food processor. Then, place the lid on the food processor.

Carrot cake bliss balls ingredients in food processor

Step 4: Pulse all the ingredients until thoroughly combined.

Step 5: Carefully remove the blade from the food processor. Then, use a two-teaspoon cookie scoop to form the bliss balls. Use your hands to roll them into balls.

Step 6: As an option, roll the bliss balls in ground walnuts or shredded coconut.

Bliss balls rolled in coconut and walnuts

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy these carrot cake bliss balls at room temperature, or chill them in the fridge. They are delicious as is or rolled in shredded coconut or ground walnuts. These bliss balls are an excellent treat, snack, or dessert!

Expert Tips

  • Use A Small Cookie Scoop: To ensure all the bliss balls are the same size, use a two-teaspoon cookie scoop.
  • Shred Carrots: Peel and shred a few carrots until you have 1/3 cup of shredded carrots. Shred the carrots yourself for the best flavor and texture in these bliss balls.
  • Thoroughly Process: Thoroughly pulse and process all the ingredients in the food processor so everything is well-combined and evenly distributed.
  • Soak The Medjool Dates: Soak the dates in hot water for at least five minutes to soften them. It will make it much easier for the food processor to blend the dates with the rest of the ingredients.

Storage Instructions

Store these carrot cake bliss balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. Enjoy them cold or bring them to room temperature again before serving.

Variations

  • Walnut Substitution: If you don’t have walnuts, you can substitute them for unsalted pecans or almonds.
  • Sweetener: You can use maple syrup, sugar-free maple syrup, or honey.
  • Shredded Coconut: Roll these bliss balls in shredded coconut for a burst of coconut flavor.
  • Raisins: After pulsing all the ingredients, you can fold in some roughly chopped raisins.
  • Ginger: You can add a pinch of ground ginger to the recipe for another layer of flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Carrot Cake Bliss Balls Healthy?

Yes, these carrot cake bliss balls are a healthy treat. These bliss balls are healthier than traditional carrot cake.

How Long Do Carrot Cake Bliss Balls Last?

These bliss balls will last up to five days from making them when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Can I Freeze These Bliss Balls?

Yes, you can freeze these carrot cake bliss balls! Freeze them in a freezer-safe container for up to two months.

Do I Have To Shred The Carrots?

I recommend shredding the carrots yourself for the best texture. Pre-shredded carrots tend to be crunchy, while freshly grated carrots are often softer. You only need 1/3 cup of shredded carrots for this recipe, which means you only need to shred a few large carrots, which won’t take long. The texture and flavor fresh carrots add to these bliss balls are incredible.

Are These Carrot Cake Bites Vegan?

Yes, these carrot cake bites are naturally vegan. They are made with dates, nuts, carrots, and spices. The Medjool dates and maple syrup add sweetness.

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CARROT CAKE BLISS BALLS

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 3 votes
Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

27

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute
Calories

46

kcal

If you like carrot cake, these carrot cake bliss balls are a must-try! They are the perfect bite-sized treat with no baking required.

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Ingredients

  • 6 oz pitted Medjool dates

  • 1/3 CUP shredded carrots

  • 4 oz walnuts

  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or sugar-free maple syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Add the pitted Medjool dates to a heat-safe bowl and submerge them in hot water for 5-10 minutes. It helps soften them and makes blending them easier for the food processor. If your dates are not already pitted, remove the pits. Once done soaking, drain all the water.
  • Peel carrots and then shred them with a box grater.
  • Add the pitted dates, shredded carrots, walnuts, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to a high-powered food processor.
  • Pulse all the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  • Carefully remove the blade from the food processor. Use a two-teaspoon cookie scoop to form the bliss balls. Use your hands to roll them into balls.
  • Optional: Roll the bliss balls in ground walnuts or shredded coconut. Enjoy right away or chill them in the refrigerator.

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Notes

  • Store leftover carrot cake bliss balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
  • WW Points™: 2 points per bliss ball using maple syrup; 1 point per bliss ball using sugar-free maple syrup; This recipe makes 26-28 bliss balls
  • To see your WW Points™ in the WW app for this recipe click here! Or, please manually add the ingredients to the recipe builder.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

27 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories46
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 2.5g 4%
    • Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 13mg 1%
  • Potassium 28mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 5.6g 2%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.8g 0%
    • Sugars 4.4g
  • Protein 1.2g 2%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    2 Comments

    1. So easy and delicious. Rolled them in unsweetened coconut. Serving them alongside your carrot cake muffins for Easter.

      • That sounds delicious!! We are so happy you are enjoying the recipes, that sounds like a great Easter celebration! Thank you so much for letting us know, we are so happy you liked them! Happy Easter!

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