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No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites

No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites by 2sistersrecipes.com

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No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites are little energy balls loaded with shredded carrot, dates, raisins, shredded coconut and warm spices. Coated with shredded coconut, these tasty energy balls will taste like you took a bite out of your favorite carrot cake! Grain-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan, these little bites make a healthy quick snack whenever you need one. 

 

No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

Made with only 6 ingredients, sometimes these balls are called energy balls simply because they are quick little bites, made with healthy ingredients.  

These no-bake carrot cake bites are just the perfect size to give you some energy and satisfy when hunger strikes in the late morning or afternoon. 

They’re sweet, soft and chewy with a little crunch and the flavor is similar to that of a carrot cake.  YUM!  

Plus, cinnamon and nutmeg are the warm spices used in the mixture, giving them more flavor. 

 

 

 

Why Are These Bites Called Energy Balls?

  • Dates are a good source of vitamins and minerals, energy, and fiber.  They also contain calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and zinc.

  • Carrots are a good source of many vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A (from beta-carotene), biotin, vitamin K (phylloquinone), potassium and vitamin B6.  They are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body.

  • Raisins also contain nutrients, such as vitamin C, selenium, and zinc.  This combination of nutrients and antioxidants are great for everyone.

  • Shredded Coconut is high in magnesium which is essential for bone health and the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and cholesterol.  Coconuts are also rich in copper and iron, which help form red blood cells, as well as selenium, an important antioxidant that protects your cells.

All the more reasons to make these little no-bake carrot cake bites!  Don’t you think? 

 

 

How To Make These No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites: 

1.  Place the dates into a bowl and pour hot water over them.  Let them soak for 10 minutes to soften. 

NOTE:  I used the small pitted dates (organic Deglet Noor dates), and 3/4 cup of them.  If you use the larger ones (pitted Medjool dates), then you will only need about 5 to 6 dates.

 

 

2.   Next, place the peeled and chopped carrot into the food processor and pulse to mince the carrot. 

 

 

 

3.   Add the rest of the ingredients, and pulse again to blend the mixture.  Then drain the dates and add them and continue to pulse until the dates are well blended. 

 

 

4.  Use a teaspoon or a small ice cream scoop to make the balls, a walnut size.  The mixture will be very soft, so you will need to press firmly with your fingers into balls.  Then roll in coconut to coat.  Transfer to a plate and cover with clear wrap.  Chill for one hour before serving. 

 

Do We Need To Refrigerate No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites?

Yes, you need to refrigerate these bites to firm them up, and to keep them fresh. 

How Long Do These Bites Stay Fresh?

They will stay fresh up to one week, kept in a sealed container and in the refrigerator.  And, up to one month in the freezer. 

 

No Bake Carrot Cake Bites by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

 

 Why we love these No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites: 

  • nothing to cook or bake

  • make a great little snack

  • super easy to make

  • loaded with healthy ingredients

  • tasty and satisfying 

  • only 38 calories per ball

 

 

 

Finally, enjoy some of these other No-Bake Healthy Treats!

 

 

 

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No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

Yield: 20 bites

No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites

No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites by 2sistersrecipes.com

No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites are little energy balls loaded with shredded carrot, dates, raisins, shredded coconut, and warm spices, then coated with shredded coconut to create healthy energy balls that taste like you took a bite out of your favorite carrot cake. Grain-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan and they make a delicious little snack when you need one.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dried organic pitted small dates (about 12 to 14 dates) See my notes.
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup + 1 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and finely minced
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • extra shredded coconut, for coating

Instructions

  1. Place the dates in a heatproof or stainless steel bowl. Pour in boiling water to cover the dates. Let it sit aside for 10 minutes to soak.
  2. In the meantime, place the chopped carrot into a food processor and pulse to mince the carrot.
  3. Then add in the rest of the ingredients and continue to pulse until it blends together.
  4. Drain the dates and place them into a food processor with the rest of the mixture. Continue to pulse again until the mixture blends together.
  5. Use a teaspoon or a small ice cream scoop to scoop the mixture and press firmly with your fingers into balls, about the size of a walnut. Then roll each ball in coconut to coat.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  7. Yields: 18 to 20 carrot cake bites

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 38

 

 

If you make these no-bake carrot cake bites, let us know and leave a comment with a star rating!  We’d love to hear from you.  Also, this recipe was inspired and adapted from Clairekcreations.com 

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Happy Snacking!  🙂

xo Anna and Liz

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Liz
    April 15, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    YUM! I have everything except raisins….I think these balls of deliciousness were meant to be!! Stay well, friends!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      April 15, 2020 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you Liz. They might still taste as good, not sure but maybe worth it to try. And you too Liz – stay well, my friend! 🙂

  • Reply
    Sandra Favre-Byles
    April 15, 2020 at 8:36 am

    These sound delicious and I have all the ingredients. Lucky me and thank you!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      April 15, 2020 at 8:58 am

      You are SO welcome Sandra! Enjoy these little bites! My daughter Lizzy takes one every day in the afternoons to snack on and she LOVES them…. and I hope you will too! Have a great day!

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