nut free carrot cake bliss balls

Carrot Cake Bliss Balls – Nut Free and Delicious

Nut free and packed with flavour, these freezer friendly Carrot Cake Bliss Balls are a wonderful lunchbox addition or grab and go snack. This simple recipe comes together in no time in your food processor. 

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!

nut free carrot cake bliss balls
Ummm….can we all just take a minute and give all the heart eyes for Miss Three’s stick-y out-y concentration tongue!

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.

nut free carrot cake bliss balls

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.

nut free carrot cake bliss balls

If you love carrot in baking you will love my Carrot Cake Muffins with no added sugar! Or why not try my low sugar Carrot Oat Cookies – perfect to make for school lunches.


Carrot Cake Bliss Balls – Nut Free and Delicious

  • Author: Bernadette - Goodie Goodie Lunchbox
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 15 bliss balls 1x


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)


  1. Add all the ingredients into a food processor with the s-blade attachment.
  2. Process on high for around three minutes or until well combined and the ingredients are chopped quite finely.
  3. Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture and roll to make a ball in between your hands.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

Happy lunching,

Bernadette x

nut free carrot cake bliss balls


  1. Hello, Rolled oats are gluten free by ingredient butNOT safe for anyone with coeliac disease as they are processed in factories that also process gluten. All oats have a ‘may contain gluten ‘statement, but you can substitute them with rice porridge which is just as good.

  2. Just made these and they were a huge hit with the family, thank you. I have some leftover and was wondering if I can store them in the freezer?


    • I haven’t actually tested freezing them. I have had them in the fridge for a couple of days, but I wasn’t sure how well the raw carrot would go in the freezer. Bernadette x

    • Hi Jess, so I tested last night and the bliss ball froze and defrosted perfectly. Thanks Bernadette x

  3. Hi,
    Just wondering if these can be frozen?


    • I haven’t tried with these ones. I would be concerned that the raw carrot might absorb too much moisture. If I do test this I will let you know! Bernadette x

  4. Hi Bernadette

    I have a lil man who is severely allergic to coconut and nuts (!) – any suggestions on a substitute for rolling these in?
    Many thanks!

    • You could try chia seeds, thanks Bernadette x

      • Hi Bernadette,

        I’m guessing this recipe uses fresh dates but wondered if you know if dried dates would work?

        Many thanks,

        • Bernadette

          It does, but you could use dried dates too. Soak them in boiling water for 5 minutes first then drain the water from the dates to soften them. Thanks Bernadette x

  5. Hi, our lunchbox goodies need to be nut and seed free – what could I substitute for the sunflower seeds? Just add extra oats? Thank you!

    • Bernadette

      I would just replace the sunflower seeds with oats! Hope these are a much loved lunchbox goodie, Bernadette x

  6. I saw this on Instagram and I just had to make it. So good!!!!!

  7. Hi Bernadette,
    I made these today and they were a huge hit ! I didn’t soak the dates but they still worked a treat!

    • Yay! So glad you loved them 🙂 they freeze well so always on my baking/making list to prep for school lunches x

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