Carrot Bliss Balls

December 14, 2020mayurisjikoni

EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP

THEME: #276 KIDS TREATS

RECIPE: CARROT BLISS BALLS

Carrot Bliss Balls

Carrot Bliss Balls with flavors from ginger and cinnamon. Nuts, seeds, coconut, turmeric powder, oats, dates, carrots are added. These balls are not only nutritious but are healthy, full of fiber and free from processed sugar. The natural sweetness comes from the dates.

What are Bliss Balls?

Also known as energy balls or protein balls, these balls are made with ingredients that provide energy. Most ingredients like dates, nuts, other dried fruits are used. Sometimes other ingredients like seeds, oats, healthy flour, protein powder, healthy powders like maca, spirulina, baobab, ashwagandha, etc are added.  It all depends on what one requires from the energy balls. They make ideal snack option, perfect for kids lunch boxes and also great as an energy booster after a workout.

Some more Bliss Balls/ Energy Balls you may want to check out

FoodieMonday/ Bloghop Group

When Swaty who blogs at Food Trails 25, suggested any Kids Treats for a Kids Party.  It got me thinking as to when did I last prepare food for a kiddie’s party. Its been ages. Since the kids went off to high school, kids parties at home stopped. It got me thinking of the food we use to prepare for their birthday parties and realized that mostly it was all Indian snacks like kachori, samosa, pattis, etc along with dry snacks like cookies, chakri, farsi puri, sev, etc. Once in a while it would be cucumber tomato sandwiches or jam sandwiches. And of course a cake has to be there and that was dessert. Gulab jamun use to be the other dessert favorite.

Modern Time Kids Parties

However, I hear nowadays kids parties are totally different. One has to take into consideration allergies, food has to be low in sugar, must be nutritious and healthy. More attention is paid for use of fresh vegetables, fruits in whatever is prepared. I believe that if kids are exposed to healthier eating habits from a very young age, they really don’t choose sugary unhealthy foods. Can’t believe when my 4 year old nephew opted for yogurt instead of cake as his choice of dessert.

Here are some Ideas for Kids Party:

My Kids Party Treat – Carrot Bliss Balls

For this theme, I didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen because of my severe lower backache and also because it really hot. I opted for Carrot Bliss Balls, as my contribution for kids party. Easy to make and flavorful. With Christmas in mind, can put these out for the Reindeer Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolph, Donner instead of plain carrots. Did I mention that they taste like a carrot cake?

Ingredients required for Carrot Bliss Balls

  • Fresh Carrots – peeled and chopped into chunks. I used 250g of carrots.
  • Dates – Any soft dates of your choice. Measure 200g of pitted dates, i.e. without the seeds. Can also add other dried fruits like apricots, raisins, figs. Measure to make it up to 200g.
  • Pumpkin Seeds – or any seeds of your choice
  • Cashew Nuts – or any nuts of your choice. Lightly roast them. If kids have nut allergies, replace it with seeds.
  • Oats – I used normal quick oats.
  • Desiccated Coconut – unsweetened
  • Cinnamon Powder
  • Ginger Powder – according to your taste
  • Turmeric Powder – an excellent immunity booster

Dietary Tips:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Kids Friendly
  • Diabetic Friendly

 

CARROT BLISS BALLS

mayurisjikoni
Carrot Bliss Balls are soft, sweet, delicious, nutritious and healthy. Ideal for kids parties, picnics, as a snack, for lunch boxes and as energy boosters.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course edible gift, kids meal, Party, Snack
Cuisine International
Servings 32 balls

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g carrots
  • 200 g pitted dates (1 cup tightly packed)
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup cashew nuts (approx. 150g)
  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut unsweetened
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ - 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

COATING OPTIONS

  • some desiccated coconut
  • some cocoa powder
  • some grated dark chocolate
  • some sesame seeds roasted

Instructions
 

  • Wash, peel and chop the carrots into chunks.
  • Add the chopped carrots to the food processor.
  • Process till you get finely minced carrots.
  • Add dates, desiccated coconut, nuts, pumpkin seeds, oats, cinnamon powder, ginger powder and turmeric powder.
  • Process the mixture till it becomes like a paste.
  • Take about a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball.
  • Repeat the above step with the remaining carrot date mixture.
  • Add the coating of your choice into a small plate or saucer.
  • Roll the balls in the coating.
  • Arrange the carrot bliss balls on a tray and allow them to chill in the fridge for one hour or so.
  • Serve when required.

Notes

  • Can leave the carrot bliss balls uncoated if you wish.
  • Use a coating of your choice.
  • Add ginger powder according to your taste.
  • Store the bliss balls in an airtight container in the fridge till required.
  • These carrot bliss balls will stay fresh in the fridge for at least a week.
Keyword Carrot Bliss Balls, Carrot Energy Bites

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If you do try this recipe then please either

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16 Comments

  • Swati

    December 15, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    5 stars
    That’s one nutritious, easy to make and cute looking treats for kids. they will surely love these healthy carrot bliss balls.. I loved all your dishes that you mentioned in your post for kids party menu choices..Thanks for this wonderful share in spite of backache and feeling not so well. Hope you feel better soon.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 15, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you so much Swati, feeling so much better. Am glad you liked my recipes for kids party.

  • Vasusvegkitchen

    December 18, 2020 at 3:47 am

    5 stars
    Carrot bliss balls looks very colorful and inviting with different coatings. Its perfect recipe for any party, as it is nutritious and healthy too. Also loved your kids party and bliss balls/energy balls collection a lot. I am book marking this carrot blues balls to try this soon.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 18, 2020 at 7:12 pm

      Thank you so much Aruna, do try them. Tasty and healthy for not only kids but adults too.

  • Poonam bachhav

    December 18, 2020 at 7:18 am

    5 stars
    Your carrot bliss balls with all those delicious looking toppings sound absolutely healthy and nutritious. I would involve my son in making these yummilicious treat by letting him choose his own toppings. Would be so much fun !

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 18, 2020 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you so much Poonam, and he can also help to roll them as the mixture is not sticky at all.

  • The Girl Next Door

    December 18, 2020 at 8:13 am

    5 stars
    I love the sound of these carrot bliss balls! Such a healthy and guilt-free snack this is. We can do so many different types of coatings for these balls. 🙂 I’m sure the bub will enjoy these.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 18, 2020 at 7:08 pm

      Thanks Priya, and yes so many different coatings can be used right from nut powder to chia seeds. Am sure Bub will love them.

  • Sujata Roy

    December 19, 2020 at 5:08 am

    5 stars
    Carrot bliss balls sounds so healthy easy to make and delectable. Not only kids I think its also perfect for adults. Loved that its no cook recipe. Perfect for extreme cold and hot weather, you don’t need to spend long hours near stove. Hope you are feeling better now.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 19, 2020 at 11:14 am

      Thank you so much Sujata, you’re so right its perfect healthy sweet option for both kids and adults. In fact my hubby loves them. And thank you, feeling so much better.

  • Preethicuisine

    December 19, 2020 at 11:17 am

    5 stars
    These Carrot bliss balls with different coating is Super tempting and inviting . A royal treat for kids party. Hope you are feeling better now. I agree there has been a lot of changes in kids party menu these days. They are more conscious now.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 19, 2020 at 1:06 pm

      Thank you so much Preethi. Feeling much better. Yes these days kids parties are different.

  • Archana

    December 20, 2020 at 10:56 am

    5 stars
    Wow these are just awesome! With fresh carrots flooding my fridge these bliss balls are just what the clear fridge operation call for. These can be enjoyed both by kids and adults.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 20, 2020 at 12:54 pm

      Thank you so much Archana, you’re right..in fact my neighbor wants me to make another batch as her kiddo loved them.

  • NARMADHA

    January 10, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    5 stars
    I cannot take my eyes off the screen. Not only kids even I will like this delicious treat. Looks absolutely scrumptious and perfect for a kid’s party or any get-together. Bookmarking to try for my kids.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 12, 2021 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you Narmadha. Am sure you kids will love it when you make the bliss balls.

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