Raw carrot cake bliss balls

Pete Evans' raw carrot cake bliss balls. <b>Photos</b>: Mark Roper. <b>Styling:</b>: Deb Kaloper.
Pete Evans' raw carrot cake bliss balls. Photos: Mark Roper. Styling:: Deb Kaloper. 

Raw foods play an important role in my family's and my own overall diet. Most raw food recipes are plant-based, as is this one. When you savour fresh, delicious raw food recipes you can fully tick one of the all important boxes in your daily nutritional requirements … vegies!


10 medjool dates, pitted

40g pistachios

40g walnuts

2 tbsp chia seeds

2 tbsp flax seed meal

80g pineapple, peeled and diced

80g carrots, shredded

1/2 tsp ginger, grated

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp fine sea salt

Dukkah dusting

50g sesame seeds

80g almonds, roughly chopped

40g pinenuts

3 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp coconut oil, melted or

macadamia oil

1 tsp coconut sugar



1. Preheat the oven to 160C.

2. To make the dukkah, mix the seeds, almonds, pinenuts and spices, and spread them on a tray. Drizzle with coconut oil, mix again to combine, and toast in the oven for 4 minutes. Add coconut sugar and stir to combine. Toast for a further 5 to 6 minutes until golden. Allow to cool completely, then pulse in a food processor until the dukkah reaches a crumb-like consistency but is still slightly chunky. Set aside.

3. In a food processor bowl, combine the pitted dates, pineapple and carrot, then process on high speed for 30-40 seconds until fine. Add the pistachios, chia seeds, flax seed, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, and process for another 20 seconds or until combined.

4. Roll the mixture into walnut shell-sized balls then roll the balls in the dukkah dusting mixture until completely coated. Allow to set in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before serving.

Note: You can store the bliss balls refrigerated for up to five days, or in the freezer for up to three months.