These delicious Carrot Cake Bliss Balls are easy and healthy raw vegan energy snacks that you can make using 4 main ingredients in just 10 minutes – no baking needed! They are super moist, loaded with nuts and fruits, and coated with coconut flakes. You can make them gluten-free or nut-free if needed.
Quick and Healthy Raw Vegan Bliss Balls
If you are looking for a healthy snack recipe that you can make in a jiffy, you must try these yummy carrot cake bites. These energy balls are easier, no-bake, and bite-sized versions of my Vegan Carrot Cake that can be enjoyed all day long. They are healthy enough to have for breakfast and are perfect as on-the-go school snacks for the kiddos.
These Carrot Cake Bliss Balls are made of nutritious oats and nuts that will give you plenty of energy-giving carbs, protein, and dietary fiber plus carrots for essential vitamins and minerals. They are flavored with cinnamon and vanilla giving them that warm, mildly spicy taste, and are naturally sweetened with apricots. All of these healthy ingredients are packaged in warm-flavored, fruit and nut bliss balls that everyone will absolutely enjoy! It is the perfect snack to sneak veggies into your kids’ snacks without them being the wiser.
The Perfect Easter Treats
Easter is not the same without an inviting slice of warm-spiced carrot cake to enjoy. Since it may not be possible for some to bake a whole cake for the holidays, I have presented ways to enjoy this classic cake in different forms like my Carrot Cupcakes and Carrot Pancakes! This time, I am also sharing how to make the easiest recipe you can make that does not require baking and can be enjoyed in just minutes! They are also freezer-friendly so you can make them ahead of time – perfect for sharing with your friends and family!
- Carrots: aside from providing natural sweetness to the raw bliss balls, these will also help in making them super moist for days as carrots have high water content. You will also get a great dose of fiber, beta-carotene, and potassium.
- Oats: will give the raw vegan snacks a chewy texture. Use a gluten-free brand if needed. You can use quick oats or old-fashioned oats.
- Nuts: you can use your favorites like almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, cashews or macadamia nuts for this recipe. Make it even more delicious by using a mix!
- Ground vanilla: for flavour. You can also use a teaspoon of vanilla extract if that is what you have.
- Cinnamon: to give the bliss balls a warm and spicy flavor similar to traditional carrot cakes. You can use allspice, ginger or nutmeg too.
- Dried fruits: soft apricots or medjool dates are ideal for this recipe but feel free to use other types you like.
- Shredded coconut: optional for coating. You can also coat them with other toppings like chopped pistachios, walnuts, sesame seeds, cocoa powder, lemon icing, orange glaze or melted chocolate.
As always, I recommend checking out these step-by-step instructions and the recipe video first. Then you’ll find the full recipe with the exact measurements in the recipe card below!
Step 1: Make the raw carrot cake mixture
First, finely grate the carrots, then set aside. Next, put oats, nuts, a pinch of salt, cinnamon and vanilla in a food processor or high-speed blender and process until you have a fine mixture. Then add the dried fruits and grated carrots and pulse briefly until everything is combined and the mixture holds together.
Step 2: Shape into balls
Now form about 19 balls of 22 g each from the dough and then roll in desiccated coconut. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge!
- If your apricots or dates are a bit dry, you can soak them in hot water for 5-10 minutes beforehand. Then drain and pat dry before adding to the bowl.
- If the carrots make the mixture too mushy, add more ground oats or almond flour or coconut flour until you get the perfect consistency.
- To make the bliss balls nut-free, you can use pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds instead.
- You can also add some vegan protein powder to make protein balls!
- Use a light hand when shaping the balls to make sure you do not make them too compact especially when you are planning to freeze them.
- If the coconut is not sticking, roll them in your hands lightly again so they stick better.
To store the carrot energy balls, place them in an air-tight container and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. To freeze, place them in a freezer-friendly bag or container separated with parchment paper. You can also wrap them up individually with clingwrap before freezing so they do not stick together.
These Carrot Cake Energy Balls are:
- Super moist
- Quick and easy
- Ideal additions to your kid’s lunchbox or to satisfy sweet cravings!
More vegan recipes for popular sweets to try
- Chocolate Bliss Balls
- Bounty Coconut Bars
- Raffaello Coocnut Balls
- Vegan Twix Bars
- Rocher Hazelnut Truffles
- Cake Pralines
- Snickers Peanut Caramel Bars
- Snickers Ice Cream Bars
- Magnum Ice Cream Popsicles
- Kinder Milchschnitten
- Pecan Pie Bars
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Carrot Cake Energy BallsAuthor:
- 2 (150 g) small carrots finely grated
- 1 cup (70 g) oats gluten-free if needed
- ¾ cup (100 g) nuts e.g. almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts or a mixture
- 1 pinch of salt
- ½ tsp ground vanilla or 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup (100 g) soft dried fruits e.g. soft apricots or medjool dates
For coating (optional)
- desiccated coconut
*Note: Check out the recipe video + step-by-step photos above!
- Finely grate the carrots and set aside.
- Then add the dried fruits and grated carrots and blend briefly until everything is combined and the mixture holds together.
- Form approx. 19 balls of 22 g each from the mixture and then roll in desiccated coconut as desired.
- Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Dried fruits: If your apricots or dates are too dry, you can soak them in hot water for 5-10 minutes beforehand. Then drain and pat dry.
- Storage: They can be kept in the refrigerator for 7 days and can also be frozen.
- More helpful tips and information on the recipe are mentioned in the blog post above!
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