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Carrot Cake Bliss Balls (Gluten-Free)

Enjoy the best Easter dessert with none of the guilt! Carrot cake bliss balls are sweet snacks or treats, ready in 10 minutes with no baking.

Enjoy the best Easter dessert in a pop-able size. Plant-based carrot cake bliss balls are ready in 10 minutes & no baking. Kid-approved!

Carrot cake bliss balls, some with coconut shreds, in a pan. Carrots in the background.

My husband and I both love carrot cake SO much, that it was our wedding cake! And with Easter a week away, having carrot cake “bites” in the fridge are the perfect sweet nibble for adult and kid bunnies alike.

My little bunny had fun adding each ingredient to the food processor and rolling them into balls. Even the littlest hands can help roll the balls! No worries about sneaking bites because there are no raw eggs.

These are also perfect “energy bites” for the afternoon slump. Filling & heart-healthy nuts, natural sugars, and 6 grams of plant-based protein in 2 carrot cake bites mean natural energy with no crash.

Let’s Make Carrot Cake Bliss Balls!

Easy ingredients: carrot, dates, walnuts and small ingredients in bowls

In addition to delicious carrot cake flavor, these gluten-free bliss balls are ridiculously simple. If you have 10 minutes and a food processor (or high-speed blender), you can make these during a commercial break!

Step 1: Dump all of the ingredients in a food processor.
Step 2: Roll the carrot cake “dough” into balls.

Roll bites in extra coconut flakes, if desired. For a more decadent version, try dipping the balls into cream cheese or cream cheese frosting!

Carrot cake bliss balls, some with coconut shreds, in a pan. Carrots in the background.

I just wanna grab one of these cute little bites through the screen!

Just like my pink & chocolate Valentine crispy treats (also gluten-free), these delicious carrot cake bites are a holiday treat you can feel great about!

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Carrot cake balls, some with coconut shreds, in a pan. Carrots in the background.

Carrot Cake Bliss Balls (Gluten-Free)


  • Author: Katie Allen
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 12 balls 1x

Description

Enjoy the best Easter dessert in a pop-able size. Plant-based, ready in 10 minutes & no baking. Kid-approved!


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Ingredients

  • 6 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 3 carrots, quartered
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until well combined and sticky, but not a paste.
  2. Use wet palms to roll the carrot “dough” into balls. 
  3. Optional: pour extra shredded coconut into a small bowl, and roll the balls in the coconut to coat the outside.
  4. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Notes

This recipe is gluten-free and vegetarian. Rolled oats (not gluten-free) may be freely substituted, as desired.

For vegan, gluten-free carrot cake bites, substitute maple syrup for the honey. 

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 198
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Sodium: 19mg
  • Fat: 9.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.4g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 2.9g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: carrot cake bites, carrot cake balls, carrot cake bliss balls

20 Comments

  1. Bliss Balls are my absolute fav and I love that you have made healthy carrot cake ones. These look and sound fantastic!! I am going to whip some up, cheers for sharing!

    • Mine too!!! I’ve tried several different chocolate kinds, but when Easter crept up I knew carrot cake would be my new fave! Thanks so much!

  2. These are so good! I love the sweetness that comes from the dated and the carrots. Such a tasty and guilt free snack!

  3. This carrot-date-coconut combo is everything, these taste indulgent but you feel so good eating them!

    • OHHHH yeah! I’m with you! Well, pretty much anything with dates has MY vote of approval! LOL The are decadent indeed!

  4. Carrot cake is my all time favorite, so I appreciate this healthy way to indulge! You’re the BOMB!

    • Mine too!!! There’s nothing like the real deal, but these are SO fast and easy… and plant-based! I don’t tell my daughter that 😉

  5. I love that you had carrot as your wedding cake! That’s adorable. These sound like a delicious treat when i don’t want to make a full blown cake!

    • LOL we sure did!! 🙂 It’s so true. My hands are full with all of the other Easter dishes… and I’m not a baker. Little bites of carrot cake are PERFECT!

  6. These look like little bites of heaven! Perfect for Easter and spring!

  7. Carrot cake is pretty much the best cake!! This is the perfect dessert or quick grab and go snack!

  8. These look amazing. I am stoked that they are plant-based and I can make them vegan by replacing the maple syrup with honey!

  9. Oh nice, I could snack on those all day!! Love how you sweetened these with dates!

  10. This looks so delicious! I love carrot cake too. Right now I’m in the lookout for healthy snacks for the family. I need to try this one.

  11. These are blissful! Just finished making them. They came together in a snap and they are very delicious. I’m going to make them again. Yummy!

  12. Do you cook the carrots first or process them raw?

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