These Nut Free Carrot Cake Bliss Balls are a must make. Moist (I know, I know but how else can I describe them?) and so flavourful – honest to God I swore I was eating cake. And I am happy to report my entire family love them!
Apart from the amazing flavour, the best bit about these Carrot Cake Bliss Balls is they are nut free, so a perfect snack for daycare lunches and back to school lunches!
These Carrot Cake Bliss Balls come together so quickly too! It is effectively a no bake recipe though I do like to toast the oats and sunflower seeds in the oven first. I am trying to achieve a warmer, nuttier flavour by toasting the seeds and oats, but I am sure you would not need to bother with this step if you really didn’t want to.
My helper Miss Three loved helping me make these and bliss balls are a really easy recipe that kids can help make with you. Miss Three added all the prepared ingredients to the food processor and of course helped turn it on – totally the best bit. Older kids can practice more ‘dangerous’ kitchen activities such as removing the pits (or stones if you prefer) from the dates with a knife or grating the carrots.Print
These delicious nut free Carrot Cake Bliss Balls are moist and delicious and perfect to make for school lunches. These are also dairy free.
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds lightly toasted
- 1 cup rolled oats lightly toasted
- 6 pitted medjool dates
- 150g grated carrots
- 1/4 cup rasins
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Zest of 1/4 of an orange
- Juice of 1/4 of an orange
- Desiccated coconut (for rolling)
- Add all the ingredients into a food processor with the s-blade attachment.
- Process on high for around three minutes or until well combined and the ingredients are chopped quite finely.
- Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture and roll to make a ball in between your hands.
- Roll the ball lightly in the coconut to coat then roll again in your hands so that the coconut sticks to the ball. Repeat to make 15 bliss balls.
- Store the bliss balls in the fridge in an airtight container.
To toast the sunflower seeds and oats, spread out on tray and bake at around 200c for around 4-6 minutes, stirring every two minutes so they do not burn.
I hope you all love these Carrot Cake Bliss Balls and your kids enjoy them in their school lunches! Remember to subscribe to the blog to get my free lunchbox planner and an extensive list of ideas for what to pack in school lunches and all my recipes straight to your inbox!