No-bake carrot cake energy balls are made from simple ingredients and they’re easy to put together! They taste like little bites of carrot cake without the cream cheese frosting. So, no sugar crash and you can feel good about having some vegetables with your snack or dessert (or whenever you choose to enjoy them).
I like to use these carrot cake energy balls as an after-school snack or for my little chickpea’s lunch box. It’s nice having them ready to go when needed.
Note: Check your dates for pits even if the container says pitted. I’ve had that problem a couple of times when adding dates to a blender or food processor. Then you hear something hard hitting the blades, and think “what’s that?”. The bag says pitted but sometimes there’s a stray pit.
I hope you enjoy the carrot cake energy ball recipe!Print
Easy carrot cake energy balls sweetened with just dates and raisins. Perfect for a healthy snack!
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- ½ cup raw cashews
- ½ cup pitted soft dates
- 1½ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ¼ cup raisins
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon Dash of ground ginger
- ⅓ cup unsweetened shredded coconut for rolling (optional)
- Add the chopped carrots to a food processor and blend until finely chopped.
- Add the cashews and dates to the carrots, and blend until finely chopped. Scrapping down the sides as needed.
- Add the oats, 1/2 cup shredded coconut, raisins, cinnamon, and ginger to the carrot mixture, and blend. Blend until the dough sticks together and everything is combined, it doesn’t have to be completely incorporated.
- Scoop out 1 tablespoon of dough and roll it between your palms to form a ball. Optional: roll in unsweetened shredded coconut to make them look pretty.
- Store in the refrigerator.
- Category: Breakfast, Snack
- Method: food processor
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: carrot snacks, carrot cake balls vegan