Carrot cake bliss balls via www.clairekcreations.comI’ve gotten a bit lazy in my recipe creation recently. I guess I could flip that and say I’ve gotten more effective. I wasn’t the one who discovered carrot cake bliss balls.

Instead of going out and looking for recipes, I’ve been letting other people do the work.

Carrot cake bliss balls via www.clairekcreations.comI wait for someone else to make something I’ve never made before and if I like it, then I’ll have a go myself. If it still gets a big tick then you get it here.

It’s really quite efficient isn’t it? I’m all about simplifying so if I can simplify how I get my recipe inspiration then why not?

Carrot cake bliss balls via www.clairekcreations.com

Mother’s group is a brilliant source of recipe inspiration. My Mother’s group friends are pretty awesome cooks and they’re always turning up with new deliciousness where I can sometimes get a bit stuck in my gluten-free banana bread rut.

Carrot cake bliss balls are just that – little carrot cake-like balls of bliss. They honestly taste just like carrot cake.

Carrot cake bliss balls via www.clairekcreations.com

I had one…. Then another…. Then another. Then I had to move the bowl out of reach to stop myself eating the whole lot.

They’re nut-free (pretty much everything-free) so lunchbox-friendly although I think next time I make them I’ll throw in some walnuts just to make them truly authentic.

Carrot cake bliss balls via www.clairekcreations.comI hope you like them!

I’d love to know what you think. Is my new recipe creation method genius or lazy?

Like bliss balls? You’ll love my healthy nutella bliss balls.


Carrot cake bliss balls

Carrot cake bliss balls

Yield: 20 balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes



  1. Place the dates in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water then leave to sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain the dates and place them in a food processor with the rest of the ingredients and blitz until the mixture comes together.
  3. Use a walnut-sized amount of mixture at a time and roll into balls then coat in coconut.
  4. Refrigerate until serving.


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