Instant pick me up: Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

Carrot cake bliss balls (energy balls) recipe. An instant pick me up with dates, chia, and coconut.

One of the downfalls of working from home? Constantly meandering to the kitchen for snacks.

When I have a jam-packed day full of conference calls & projects, I want quick pick-me-ups. And that’s also when it’s SUPER easy to reach for something unhealthy. (I’m a chip/ savory girl myself.)

I frequently find myself standing in the glow of the open fridge door, willing for something healthy + delicious to magically appear.

Enter bliss balls. Or energy balls as some people like to call them. I’m sticking with bliss though. It just feels sexier. And let’s face it, when asked if I want more bliss or energy, I’m gonna choose bliss every time. That’s just me though.

They couldn’t be easier- plus, you can make a big batch and bliss away all week long with them.

These little gems have a subtle hint of one of my favorite desserts, carrot cake.

Carrot Cake bliss balls recipe. An instant pick me up with dates, chia and coconut.
Carrot Cake bliss balls recipe. An instant pick me up with dates, chia and coconut.
Carrot Cake bliss balls recipe. An instant pick me up with dates, chia and coconut.

carrot cake bliss balls

ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups medjool dates (pits removed) 

  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots

  • 3/4 cup walnuts

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • pinch of salt

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • extra 1/2 cup shredded coconut for rolling

directions

  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until combined.

  • Scoop out some dough using a spoon and roll into balls. 

  • Roll each ball into the shredded coconut to coat. 

  • Place in the fridge to firm up for at least one hour 

  • Can store in fridge for up to 2 weeks



Carrot Cake bliss balls recipe. An instant pick me up with dates, chia and coconut.
Carrot Cake bliss balls recipe. An instant pick me up with dates, chia and coconut.
Carrot Cake bliss balls recipe. An instant pick me up with dates, chia and coconut.