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Paleo Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

These Paleo Carrot Cake Bliss Balls are a healthy treat with vibrant carrot and cinnamon flavor, and a soft texture.  They're packed with plant-based protein, fiber, and tastes like a decadent dessert!  Dairy-free, paleo, vegan, nut-free, and refined sugar-free too!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free
Keyword: bliss balls, cardamom, carrot, carrot cake, cinnamon, energy balls, nutmeg, sunflower seeds
Servings: 15 bliss balls
Author: Julie Rosenthal

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut chips shreds
  • 1 ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup Medjool Dates packed, and soaked
  • 1 ½ cups chopped carrots grated down to ¾ cup
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • tsp sea salt or pink salt

OPTIONAL:

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup dark amber

Instructions

  • First, soak Medjool dates in hot water for 15 minutes, pitted
  • Grate your carrots.  In a food processor pulse 1 ½ cups of chopped carrots and pulse them on high until grated. This is an essential step to making your Bliss Balls amazing!
  • Pulse together the coconut chips, and sunflower seeds in a food processor for about 1 minute or until the mixture is a fine meal.
  • Then mix in ¾ cup grated carrots, cinnamon, cardamom, salt, nutmeg, and pulse for 15 seconds.  Add in maple syrup, and Medjool dates and pulse until a sticky dough forms. 
  • Using your hands roll into bite-sized balls and place on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Store in the freezer in a container for up to 2 weeks. When you are ready to eat simply defrost one for 4 minutes before diving in.

Notes

  • How you grate your carrots do matter!  We don't want chunks here.  WE want finely grated carrot.
  • You may have to open the lid and with a spatula move the dough around, and scrape the sides and pulse again, and again till well blended.
  • If your food processor cannot handle the size simply cut your dough in half and pulse half at a time and then combine the two into your dough for rolling.
  • If you find your dough is not sticky enough, add a date or two.
  • Make sure you are using Medjool dates, they are juicy and extra moist and have a caramel-like flavor.
  • If you want these to be completely added sugar-free than omitting the maple syrup.  you totally do not need it, I love it without the maple syrup too.
  • Because these bliss balls use carrots that are raw these can only be kept for about 2 weeks in the freezer.