Bites of No-Bake Carrot Cake

Bites of No-Bake Carrot Cake

Bites of No-Bake Carrot Cake

These carrot cake bites are the perfect dish when you need a fast, nutritious snack (or sweet treat)! They’re easy to make, don’t require any cooking, are somewhat sweet, and filled with healthful components!

What distinguishes these energy bites? We’ve been able to sneak in a great serving of fresh veggies in addition to the nuts and dates (which you’ll see in most recipes). It doesn’t get much better than concealed vegetarian snacks that taste like dessert, as I’m sure many of you would agree!

No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites are a healthful, kid-friendly snack that is filled with vegetables while yet tasting like dessert.

We’ll start by blitzing some raw carrots until they’re finely diced in the food processor (almost a mealy consistency). Then you’ll place them in a dish with your dates and nuts. The dates function as a sticky binder and add a pleasant hint of natural sweetness to the dish. They also assist in keeping the balls together.

Pecans were my choice for this dish. I like the caramel flavor, but you could simply use your preferred nut instead. (Walnuts would be excellent as well.)

We’ll add the other ingredients to this mixture and pulse everything together until it forms a dough that can be rolled into balls.

No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites are a healthful, kid-friendly snack that is filled with vegetables while yet tasting like dessert.

Before you start, here are a few things to keep in mind about this recipe:

Due to the high water content in raw carrots, these are a touch softer than standard energy bits. I suggest storing them in the refrigerator.
If nuts are an allergy in your home, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds can be used in place of pecans, and sunflower butter/tahini can be used in place of nut butter.
If you’re allergic to oats, substitute your favorite flaked grain (quinoa flakes would be fantastic!)

Raise the quantity of dates if you want a sweeter choice, but you’ll also have to increase the amount of grains.
Aside from that, I think you and your children will really enjoy this meal. They’re very easy to prepare, taste like carrot cake, and are a lot of fun to eat. I hope you like it and that your summer is off to a great start!

Bites of No-Bake Carrot Cake
These carrot cake bites are the perfect dish when you need a fast, nutritious snack (or sweet treat)! They’re easy to make, don’t require any cooking, are somewhat sweet, and filled with healthful components!

Ingredients

3 medium carrots 6 medium Medjool dates
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon butter made from almonds
1 cup dried oats
a pinch of cinnamon
nutmeg (1/2 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon ginger powder
a quarter teaspoon of salt

Instructions
Process the carrots until finely crushed in the bowl of a food processor. Return the bowl to the food processor base after transferring to a plate or basin.
Process until the dates and pecans are well mixed. Add the other ingredients to the food processor with the carrots.
Process until you have a dough that can be easily rolled into balls. Add a tablespoon or two of flaxseed meal if the mixture is too moist (or more oats). Roll the mixture into balls and keep in the fridge for up to one week in an airtight container.