These healthy no-bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites are sweetened with dates. They're perfect for kids as an after-school snack.
I've decided that these Carrot Cake Energy Bites are my absolute favorite way to eat carrots. Sure, carrots taste great in a Tofu Stir Fry, Tofu Frittata, or Tofu Noodle Soup, but carrot cake-flavored energy balls, I mean come on!
The true stars of these vegan energy bites actually take up the least amount of real estate. Equal amounts of nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice take these bites to dessert status.
Of course, these are healthy enough to eat any time of the day, but the spices make them feel like you're eating dessert.
Since there are fresh carrots in these, you'll want to eat them up within a week or less, but not to worry, they'll be gone before that.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- They taste like dessert, but they are really healthy.
- They're simple and easy to make.
- Carrots: I used baby carrots that were peeled to save myself time.
- Walnuts: Pecans would also taste great in this recipe.
- Rolled oats: I used gluten-free rolled oats. Oat flour would also work.
- Dates: I used pitted dates to make things easier. Any variety of dates will work. While you're add it, you may want to make some Cranberry Cashew Bars.
- Nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice: Add warm spice flavor. You could also use pumpkin spice mix.
- Salt: Enhances sweetness.
- Shredded coconut: Adds a mild coconut flavor and makes the energy bites look pretty.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
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Step 1: Add all the ingredients to a food processor.
Step 2: Mix until combined. Refrigerate.
Soak the dates in hot water to soften them up.
Step 3: Roll the mixture into balls, then roll in shredded coconut.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
These carrot cake energy bites have carrots, walnuts, rolled oats, and dates, making them a healthy snack.
Since these energy bites have fresh carrots they last up to 1 week in an airtight container in the fridge.
Yes, you can freeze these carrot cake energy bites in a freezer-safe container. They'll last up to 3 months in the freezer.
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Carrot Cake Energy Bites
- Add all the ingredients except the coconut to a food processor. Mix until a ball forms. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop out the mixture and form a ball. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
- Roll balls in finely shredded coconut. Store in the fridge.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.