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Raw & Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

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!

No Bake Carrot Cake Bites

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.

We've got a few other dessert-inspired flavors on the blog already, but today it's all about carrot cake!

How to make Carrot Cake Bites

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:

  1. pulse your carrots
  2. remove carrots and pulse in your nuts and coconut
  3. add your oats and dates
  4. next, your carrots, nut butter and spices
  5. roll
  6. refrigerate

AND ENJOY!

Bite of Carrot Cake Bite

No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls

I wanted to keep things as traditional as possible with the flavor combo which is why we're using pecans, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The coconut and oats are there mostly for texture, but they also add a little sweetness. The cashew butter and dates both help to bind everything together, but they're also awesome for flavor.

The dates add natural sweetness, but have caramel undertones which are so good. Cashew butter to me is like the ultimate treat. It's naturally sweet, it tastes kind of decadent and it's delicious in energy balls.

And finally, we're rolling these cuties in some coconut to make them look extra special!

Raw Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

An Easy Meal Prep Snack Idea

I'd say that these little carrot cake bites are the ultimate snack. They're great for a quick mid-morning nosh, but also can be enjoyed as an on-the-go brekkie (just grab like 3 – 4), or an after-dinner treat.

Those are just one of the many reasons why I love making energy balls at home. They're portable, they're easy, they're delicious and they're actually healthy!

Just look at these nutrition facts: around 100 calories, 2g of protein, 4g of sugar and 2g of fiber. That's better than most granola bars!

Vegan Carrot Cake Ball Recipe

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Carrot Cake Energy Bites
Carrot Cake Bites Recipe
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Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

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!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword energy bites, healthy carrot cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 balls
Calories 107 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the carrots into a food processor and blend until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl.

  2. 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.

  3. Shape the dough into tablespoon-sized balls. Repeat until all of the mixture has been used.

  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Carrot Cake Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 131mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 26.9%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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  1. Carrots come in varying sizes. What is the measurement or, better yet, weight of the amount of carrots for this recipe? Thanks.

  2. This looks very good, I have most of the ingredients have to just get the pecans, I don’t have a food processor will a vita mix work for this?

    • I’m honestly not sure if a Vitamix will work for this. I’ve only ever made these type of desserts in a food processor. If you do use a Vitamix, I would suggest just using the lowest speed and pulsing. See where that gets you texture wise and then if you have to increase the speed, do it one notch at a time. You don’t want to pulverize or blend the ingredients smooth. You want to still have some texture so that they roll together and stick. If you find that you’ve over blended, I might just add a few chopped up dates to give it some body. Let me know how it works out for you!! xo

  3. Ate these at a friends party and thought I was cheating! I found out ingredients and had to make them at home! My vegan daughter loves them too! So delicious and nutritious 🙂 Thank you!

    • Yay! That just made my day 🙂 So happy you enjoyed them. If you like these little babies, you should check out the carrot cake smoothie I posted this morning. It’s like drinking cake for breakfast. Yum!

  4. I’m going to make this recipe and I’m just wondering how much 5 medjool dates weighs? My guess is 3/4 cup (120g), but maybe it’s only 1/2 cup (80g)? (I’m using dates, but not medjool).

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