Summer is starting soon so it’s time for some no-bake desserts. 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 base of these delicious energy balls are dates. The dates add a touch of sweetness alongside the raw, finely grated carrot that is also mildly sweet.
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.
Besides dates and carrot, I used pecans, walnuts, almond meal, and cinnamon - that's it. All you need to do is grate the carrot very fine and in a blender, blend all ingredients together. That’s it!
To coat my carrot cake energy balls, I used unsweetened desiccated coconut. You can use sesame seeds, flax seeds, or anything else that’s similar that you like!
These energy 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 energy 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).
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.
Let's get started and make carrot cake energy balls:
Carrot Cake Energy Balls
- 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.