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Carrot Cake Bliss Balls Recipe

If you’re in the mood for a sweet treat that you don’t have to feel guilty about, try this Carrot Cake Bliss Balls Recipe!

“One of my favourite afternoon snacks with a cup of freshly brewed coffee! It satisfies my sweet cravings, yet I feel it’s quite healthy with the carrots and oats.”– Karin van Vliet Dutch Publisher of Table Tales

Makes approximately 20 balls

Carrot cake balls


  • 240g carrots
  • 2 fresh Medjool dates, pitted
  • 150g raisins
  • Pinch of salt
  • 150g oats or oatmeal (Karin sometimes uses grated coconut instead)
  • 5 teaspoons cinnamon or cardamom
  • 40g grated coconut (to roll the balls in)

Carrot cake balls recipe


1. Grate the carrots, and cut the dates and raisins into small pieces. If you have a juicer, juice the carrots and use the pulp – this will make the bliss balls a bit firmer.

2. Place all ingredients (except the grated coconut to roll the balls in) into a large bowl and knead well. The longer you knead, the better the ingredients will stick together. (You don’t need a kitchen machine for this!)

3. Make the balls around 3 to 4cm in diameter, and then roll them through the grated coconut.

4. Store in the refrigerator and serve cold.

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