Best Bliss Balls: Raw carob powder coconut bites with plums


Why we Love it: 

  • Raw-some and sweet
  • Easy and Quick
  • Kid-friendly 

I purely enjoy making raw desserts. One because they are super tasty (and healthy) and two because I can make a plate full of eye-catchy desserts in under 20 min. The working mom in me can definitely appreciate one healthful & minimal-effort recipe.


The beauty of raw bliss bites is I can mix whatever ingredients I have left in the pantry and turn them into sweet delights. As long as I keep the proportions (‘’wet’’ vs ‘’dry’’) in line I’m in for a sweet, sweet snack.

CAROB POWDER: As we limit out 2-year old from consuming cacao products I used carob powder in this batch.  I’ve made the same recipe with raw cacao instead of carob powder and they turn as delicious. So, really it’s your choice. 

DID YOU KNOW: Dried (soft) plums are an excellent way to ease tummy troubles associated with constipation in kids (and grownups).

Raw Carob Powder Bites with Plums

These 10 minute healthy snack bites are simple to prepare and insanely delicious. They are wonderful quick on-the-go snack for kids and grownups alike. 
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 50 g hazelnuts, raw
  • 50 g hazelnuts, raw
  • 4-5 medjool dates
  • 6-8 dried plums (prunes)
  • 2 tbsp full-fat coconut shreds
  • 3 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp carob powder for decoration, optional
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes for decoration, optional


  • Place all your ingredients (except the ones for the decor) in a food chopper/processor and pulse until sticky 'dough' forms.
  • Take the mixture out of the container and start forming small balls with your hands. 
  • Then gently roll the balls in carob powder and coconut flakes. Or alternatively use strainer to distribute the carob powder. 

Recipe Notes

KITCHEN: I use the Bosch Hand blender (here is the non-plastic version) - 600 W and it does a fantastic job.
SOFT & CHEWY: The softer your dates and plums, the better 'dough' consistency will form. 
COCONUT: I like using all-fat coconut shredsusually organic as they are much rich in coconut taste.

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