Easter is at the weekend and what could be better than some delicious carrot balls? And so that you don't have to have a guilty conscience, since your stomach is certainly full of chocolate, the carrot balls are not only extremely tasty, but also healthy!
They taste like a traditional carrot cake, but are not baked and therefore suitable for raw food :)
These carrot balls are certainly a great substitute for Easter eggs and you could also put them in an Easter basket.
They are also good as a last-minute gift for Easter brunch or as a dessert after looking for a nest.
We wish you all a sunny Easter and a happy chocolate bunny!
Carrot Cake Bliss Balls
Ingredients (makes about 6-8 balls)
1/2 cup grated carrots (3-4 medium carrots)
8 Medjool dates (if you don't have a blender you can also use date syrup, 1 tsp per date) 2 tbsp coconut oil
1 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup almond or coconut flour
1 tbsp almond butter
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp coconut butter
a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon
1. Grate (or "grate" as we say in the vernacular) the carrots and squeeze out as much juice as possible. The best way to do this is to use a nut milk bag, a kitchen towel or your hands. Be sure to keep the juice for your smoothies or mix it with some orange juice, that's super tasty :)
2. Place the dates, ground almonds, flour and coconut oil in your blender or food processor. Mix everything until a dough-like mass is formed. Add more dates and oil if the batter is too dry.
3. Put the dough in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients: almond butter and carrots. Mix everything until you get a dough that is easy to roll and form the balls.
4. Put the balls in the fridge for a while and they're done!
Optional Glaze: 5. Place the coconut oil and coconut butter in a small bowl and give it a quick stir. 6. Add the lemon juice drop by drop while stirring constantly. With each drop, the mass becomes more viscous. 7. Cover the balls and let them rest in the fridge for another 30 minutes.