These healthy carrot cake bites remind you of an indulgent slice of cake, but are actually good for you! They’re vegan, no-bake and seriously delicious!
Wouldn’t it be great to have all dessert in bite-sized form? Sure it’s awesome to have a whole slice of cake sometimes, but most of the time I’m cool with just a bite or two. Which is exactly where energy bites come into play.
Energy bites, and other no-bake ball-shaped treats, are the ultimate way to get your dessert fix without having to a) bake and b) overstuff yourself. One bite, the craving is satisfied and you’re feeling good.
How to Make Carrot Cake Bites
Just like other energy ball recipes, these little carrot cake bites are made in your food processor. If you haven’t read our Ultimate Guide for how to make energy balls, check it out because we outline it step-by-step BUT for all intents and purposes, let’s peep the steps here:
-pulse your carrots
-remove carrots and pulse in your nuts and coconut
-add your oats and dates
-next, your carrots, nut butter and spices
1 cup chopped carrots (about 1 large)
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup coconut lakes
1 cup oats (rolled or quick)
1/2 cup dates (about 5)
1/4 cup cashew butter (or nut butter of choice)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 cup shredded coconut (for rolling)
Add the carrots into a food processor and blend until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl.
Return the bowl of the food processor back onto the base and add the pecans and coconut. Pulse to form a sandy texture. Add the oats and dates and process again until a sand texture has formed. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until a dough comes together.
Shape the dough into tablespoon-sized balls. Repeat until all of the mixture has been used.
Place the shredded coocnut in a shallow dish and roll each ball in the coconut to coat it. Place balls in an airtight container and store in the fridge for 1 – 2 weeks.
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