Carrot Cake Energy Bites

Clean Plate Mama
by Clean Plate Mama
12 balls
40 min

Wanting an easier and healthier way to enjoy the classic flavors of carrot cake? Then you need to try these. These no-bake carrot cake energy balls are the perfect little bite-sized treat. All the sweetness and spice of carrot cake, but made with good-for-you ingredients. These are naturally sweetened and a good source of fiber and healthy fats.

These are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth and carrot cake cravings. A mixture of dates, carrots, nuts, and coconut make up the "cake" portion. Typically carrot cake is topped with cream cheese frosting, but for a healthy twist I use a coconut butter glaze. The glaze is tangy and slightly sweet and is the perfect compliment to all the flavors in these bites.


  • These are refined sugar free and made with all clean eating ingredients.
  • Paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, with an option for making nut free.
  • And the best part.... this recipe is easy to make and these little bites are ready in under 30 minutes.

Looking for more no-bake treats? Try these peanut butter oat bars and chocolate peanut butter balls.


Carrot Cake Energy Bites
Recipe details
  • 12  balls
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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Ingredients for the Carrot Cake Balls
  • ▢ 3/4 cup grated carrots
  • ▢ 1 cup pitted dates (about 10 dates)
  • ▢ 3/4 cup walnuts
  • ▢ 3/4 cup cashews
  • ▢ 1/2 cup almond flour
  • ▢ 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ▢ 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ▢ 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ▢ 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Ingredients for the Glaze (optional)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • ▢ 2 tsp. pure maple syrup
  • ▢ 3 tsp. non-dairy milk

Add carrots to the food processor and pulse a few times to grind down carrots. Remove carrots from food processor and set aside.
Add dates, walnuts, and cashews to food processor and pulse until only small pieces of nuts remain.
Add remaining ingredients (almond flour, shredded coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla), plus the shredded carrots, to the food processor. Blend until all ingredients are combined and mixture naturally starts to stick together.
Using about 1.5 tablespoons of mixture, roll into individual balls. You should get 12 balls total.
Instructions for Glaze (optional)
Place coconut butter in a microwave safe bowl and put in the microwave for 20 seconds or so to soften. Add the pure maple syrup and milk and whisk until combined and a thick (but spreadable) glaze has been formed. Add additional milk and/or maple syrup to thin if needed.
Using a spoon, spread glaze evenly over each ball.
  • If your dates seem dry or too hard to blend, soak them in HOT water for 10 minutes to soften them up.
  • If not needing these to be Paleo or dairy free, you can use regular cow's milk for the glaze.
  • The glaze is optional, but highly recommended 🙂 If skipping the glaze, you could roll each ball in shredded coconut.
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