If you're searching for a scrumptious way to satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping things healthy, my carrot cake bites are the perfect solution. Bursting with the wholesome goodness of grated carrots, nuts, and a touch of cinnamon, these mini treats are both nutritious and incredibly delicious. What's more, they're quick and easy to make, making them a fantastic choice for busy days when you're craving a guilt-free dessert. With a delicate coconut coating adding a hint of tropical flair, these carrot cake bites are bound to become your new favorite snack or dessert.
Carrot cake balls
These yummy carrot cake energy balls have all the delicious carrot cake flavor without having to bake a carrot cake. This is an easy little treat that’s super healthy, for one, it’s gluten-free, raw, vegan, and also has no sugar in it!
The Medjool dates in these energy balls offer a high amount of fiber and a variety of minerals like iron, potassium, B vitamins, and more.
To coat the carrot cake bites, I used unsweetened desiccated coconut. You can use sesame seeds, flax seeds, or anything else that’s similar that you like!
These balls are healthy and packed with flavor, they can be an easy dessert or a snack after or before a workout - they will give you the energy to train more for sure.
The texture of the balls is rather soft and the nuts add a bit of crunchiness (as long as you don't over-process the batter in the blender).
Helpful tips to ensure your carrot cake bites turn out perfectly:
Choose Fresh Ingredients
Opt for fresh carrots and quality nuts to enhance the flavor and texture of your carrot cake bites.
If your Medjool dates are on the drier side, soak them in warm water for a few minutes before using. This will make them easier to blend and help bind the ingredients together.
Ensure the batter has a uniform consistency when blending. You want it to be sticky enough to form into balls easily. If it's too dry, add a few more dates. If it's too wet, add a bit more almond meal or nuts.
Chill the Batter
If the batter is too sticky to work with, you can place it in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to firm it up before rolling it into balls.
Try to make the carrot cake bites a consistent size so they cook evenly. Using a cookie scoop or measuring spoon can help with this.
Store the carrot cake bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can stay fresh for up to a week. You can also freeze them for longer storage.
Absolutely! You can customize the nut mixture to your preference. Try using almonds, cashews, or even macadamia nuts for a unique twist on the recipe.
If you want to make these bites a bit more decadent, you can drizzle them with a mixture of melted dark chocolate or white chocolate after coating them in coconut. Allow the chocolate to set before serving.
Absolutely! If you prefer your treats less sweet, reduce the number of dates in the recipe. Conversely, if you have a sweet tooth, you can add a few more dates for extra sweetness.
Certainly! Experiment with other spices like nutmeg, ginger, or allspice to give your carrot cake bites a different flavor profile.
Yes, you can make them nut-free by substituting the nuts with seeds like sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. Keep in mind that the texture and flavor may vary slightly.
Yes, you can prepare these bites in advance and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. They can also be frozen for longer storage.
Other no-bake desserts to try:
If all the talking about carrot cake made you want to bake a carrot cake, then check out my easy parve carrot cake recipe. I get a lot of raving reviews on it!
Recipe yields approximately 15 balls depending on the size you make them.
Make these carrot cake bites today!
Why wait any longer? It's time to get your hands on these delightful carrot cake bites. These bite-sized wonders are not just a treat for your taste buds but also a wholesome indulgence that your body will thank you for. Plus, they are a breeze to prepare, requiring just a few simple steps. In mere minutes, you can transform these ordinary ingredients into extraordinary little morsels of joy that will elevate your snacking game to a whole new level. So, what are you waiting for? Make a batch of these carrot cake bites now and relish in the guilt-free pleasure of a sweet snack that's as healthy as it is delicious!
Carrot Cake Bites
- 1 cup grated finely carrots (2-3 medium carrots)
- ¼ cup pecans
- ¼ cup walnuts
- ¼ cup almond meal (ground almonds)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 10 pitted Medjool dates
- 3 tablespoon unsweetened desiccated coconut
- In a blender, blend all ingredients to a unified batter.
- With your hands, create small balls.
- Place desiccated coconut on a plate.
- Roll the balls on the coconut to coat them.
- Serve and enjoy.