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Healthy No Bake Carrot Cake Bites

Bring on spring with my No Bake Carrot Cake Bites recipe. This simple snack is raw and vegan BUT I promise they still taste divine!

I created this delicious No Bake Carrot Cake Bites recipe a few weeks ago before life turned upside down.  I had visions of sharing them as an Easter weekend snack to share with your friends and family.

As we approach Easter weekend though, it’s becoming more and more obvious that Easter isn’t going to be the same this year.  I’m getting sadder about that and trying to figure out some new traditions for my family at home so we can keep our spirits up.  I’m ordering the boy’s first Easter baskets and some new toys.  I’ve even decided to put on their own little Easter egg hunt.   Carrot cake is my favorite and will be somewhere in our spread.

After some thought (Anyone else doing way too much thinking these days 🙂 ?) these energy balls are still the perfect snack to enjoy alone or with our immediate family in the home.  The recipe is super simple, uses ingredients you probably already have and they are the perfect taste of the season!

Plus having healthy snacks around the house is KEY to surviving staying at home.

 

Healthy No Bake Carrot Cake Bites recipe

Life is obviously not the same these days BUT that doesn’t mean we can’t take the time to create some tasty homemade snacks.  If you are looking for a snack to celebrate spring start HERE with this Healthy No Bake Carrot Cake Bites recipe.

It’s actually crazy how this simple list of ingredients comes together to make a snack that really does taste like carrot cake!  The spices and texture are just perfect.

Here is why I love these Carrot Cake Energy Balls…

  • You don’t have to heat up the oven.
  • Super fast to make.
  • Naturally sweet.
  • Satisfying.
  • FULL of carrot cake flavor!

Raw & Vegan!

Another big perk about this recipe is that it is raw & vegan BUT I promise it still tastes good.  There is no added sugar in these and the sweetness comes from a base of dates.   This recipe is also dairy-free.  Can’t beat that!

What’s in these No Bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls?

In addition to the dates, I also added goodies like almond butter, old-fashioned oatmeal, and walnuts!  The combination makes a perfect cake-like texture and great flavor.

I think it tastes so much like carrot cake though because of the perfect blend of spices.  The vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves are exactly what I use in carrot cake or even my Homemade Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins.

  • Carrots
  • Almond Butter
  • Oatmeal
  • Walnuts
  • Carrot Cake Spices

How to make my No Bake Carrot Cake Bites recipe…

If you haven’t tried making energy balls at home yet… don’t worry! They are simple to put together.

I like to use my favorite food processor but you could also use a high-speed blender. <–Amazon affiliate links

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a food processor.
  2. Use a mini-ice cream scoop to form even energy bites.
  3. Roll the balls into the coconut.  Press firmly to get it to stick.
  4. Place the bites on a cookie sheet and put it in the fridge to firm up.
  5. Store in an airtight container.

 

One big bonus with this recipe is that it is also kid-friendly!  I let the boys try these and they loved it.  I broke it into smaller pieces and they gobbled it up.  I’m sure older kids at home now would love it too.

You could even get them involved in making these as a fun family activity.

I hope you will give this No Bake Carrot Cake Bites recipe a try!  I love it when something this healthy tastes THAT GOOD and these totally fall into that category.

Enjoy!  As always, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.

 

 

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No Bake Carrot Cake Bites recipe

This healthy No Bake Carrot Cake Bites recipe is filled with flavor! They taste just like your favorite carrot cake but in a healthy package.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 109 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Medjool Dates , roughly chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, about 2 medium
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes, plus extra for coating
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves

Instructions
 

  • Put all the ingredients in a food processor and mix until it is all well combined into a dough.
  • Using a mini ice cream scoop divide out the dough in 12 portions and roll into a ball.
  • Put some extra coconut flakes on a plate and roll the balls into the coconut to lightly coat.
  • Put the no bake carrot cake energy bites on a tray and put in the fridge to firm up. Let sit for at least an hour and then transfer to an airtight storage container to keep.

Notes

Store these energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 162mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1791IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg
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By | 2020-05-28T22:24:22-04:00 March 30th, 2020|All Vegetarian, Breakfast, Dessert, Food, Snacks & Appetizers|12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. […] Healthy No Bake Carrot Cake Bites […]

  2. […] honestly something I should be doing all along.  I ended up with some extra Medrool dates from my No Bake Carrot Bites and started thinking of something else to make with […]

  3. Autumn Acker April 22, 2020 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Looks really good, except I think I would add some raw honey.

  4. […] No Bake Carrot Cake Bites […]

  5. Natalie March 31, 2020 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    These little carrot bites sounds delicious. I can’t wait to make this for Easter with my kids. Great idea.

  6. Leslie March 31, 2020 at 11:49 am - Reply

    5 stars
    This carrot cake recipe is wonderful. Such a great, kid-friendly recipe as well! Great flavors, too!

  7. Angela March 31, 2020 at 10:58 am - Reply

    5 stars
    These were amazing and so easy to make! My kids loved them too, we are going to make another batch today!

  8. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy March 30, 2020 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Such a delicious combination – would love these for a snack!

  9. Kelly March 30, 2020 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I was just thinking of making a carrot type treat for my dad so perfect timing. He’s going to love them.

  10. Jon Maldia March 30, 2020 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    I’ve never heard of no bake carrot bites before. I love carrot cakes. So, I’ll definitely be making these.

  11. Deborah Brooks March 30, 2020 at 10:12 am - Reply

    5 stars
    These look so easy and so yummy! I bet my family would enjoy these. They won’t even know they are healthy

  12. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real March 30, 2020 at 8:27 am - Reply

    My mom really likes carrot cake so I’ll have to send this to her! I hope you had a good weekend.

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