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These easy, delicious and healthy Carrot Cake Balls taste delicious and take only 10 minutes to put together! They make a perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert for any day.

They require just a blender or food-processor and 7 very basic ingredients which you’ll probably have on hand.

a carrot cake ball in a ramekin over chopped walnuts with some more carrot cake balls on the side

These raw carrot coconut balls just taste like a carrot cake but are way too healthier and more nourishing. Just imagine a carrot cake turned into an energy ball.

If you love carrot cake and no-bake desserts, then these balls are calling your name!

About Carrot Cake Balls

These no-bake carrot cake balls are perfect to whip up for any celebrations, parties, or holidays such as Christmas or Easter!

The great thing about these no-bake carrot cake bliss balls is that they are wholesome, delicious, and boost energy. Also, they are sugar-free — these balls get all the sweetness from the carrots and dates. They are vegan and gluten-free. Also, they are suitable for diabetic-friendly diets! 

These naturally-sweetened, grain-free carrot cake energy balls have a lot to love — they are rich in fiber, protein, and healthy fats, and enriched with health-boosting spices like nutmeg and cinnamon!

Like everyone else, I also love bliss balls and energy balls such as No-Bake Oats and Chia Energy balls, No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake bites, and Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate bites.

10 raw carrot cake balls resting on a wooden with 1 ball in a ramekin with walnuts

These Carrot Cake Balls

✔ are very versatile

✔ are naturally sweet & so satisfying

✔ are brimming with carrot cake flavor

✔ are quick & easy to make

✔ are perfect for a healthy breakfast

✔ can also be served as a dessert or a snack

✔ make a guilt-free dessert

✔ make a perfect treat for the holiday season

Ingredients

Carrots - They are the star ingredient of this recipe, they are added for nutrients and sweetness to this carrot cake energy bites recipe. So make sure you use sweet and juicy carrots.

Walnuts - Added for nutty taste, richness, and protein. They also make these easy carrot cake energy balls more satisfying and filling.

Coconut flour - It is a base for these carrot cake bites. They add a sweet coconutty flavor and a nice texture to these balls.

Dates - These easy balls are added for natural sweetness and also make the mixture sticky and easy to roll.

Spices - Cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of sea salt are added for essential carrot cake flavors and health-improving benefits.

Full ingredient list and instructions can be found in the recipe card on this page.

More delicious holiday desserts you may also like are: Oreo Truffles, Gingerbread Truffles, Peanut Butter Coconut Truffle, White Chocolate Coconut Truffles Recipe, White Chocolate Rocky Road, Chocolate Pomegranate Bites, and Joulutorttu - Finnish Christmas Tarts, and Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles.

Picking up a half-eaten carrot cake ball from a stack of carrot cake balls

Substitutes

Like any other energy ball, you can also swap or mix up ingredients. Here are some variations:

  • Nuts/seeds - Walnuts taste best in carrot cakes, but you can also use pecans. They taste similarly good. Sunflower seeds, chia seeds, or flaxseeds can be also added here.

  • Nut Butter - To make them even richer in taste, you can also use peanut butter, almond butter, walnut butter, or pecan butter.

  • Dry Fruits - Raisins taste so good in easy carrot cake-based dishes, so you can definitely add golden or black raisins to the mixture before rolling the balls.

  • Sweetener - If you don’t like dates then you can make carrot cake protein balls without dates. Simply replace dates with 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey, and the rest of the recipe will be the same.

  • Flour - I have made grain-free balls, so I opted for coconut flour to form the dough. You can also use almond flour or desiccated coconut here.

Carrot cake balls in a stack on a wooden board

How to Make Carrot Cake Balls

Making these no-cook carrot cake balls are simple and fuss-free. 

Just add everything to a blender or food processor and process until it comes together like a dough. Roll them into balls and then coat them with coconut flour. Eat immediately or chill in the refrigerator.

You will get the step-by-step picture and video recipe with exact measurements on this page.

Coconut powder sprinkling over a stack of raw carrot cake balls

Pro Tips & Tricks to make the best Carrot Cake Balls

  1. The number of balls you get from this recipe will depend on how big or small your balls are. I’ve prepared about 12 energy balls with this recipe. 

  2. If the mixture seems dry, then you can add more dates to it and blend again. If it seems too wet and hard to roll, then add about 1 tbsp coconut flour at a time until you can easily form balls without them falling apart.

  3. If it is hard for you to roll equal-sized balls then you can use a cookie scoop to have exactly the same size cake balls.

  4. These cake balls are tender and soft at room temperature. To make them firm, you can chill them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. 

  5. Nuts - To make them nuttier, you can also add chopped pistachios/almonds/walnuts and dried cranberries/apricots to the carrot cake mixture.

  6. Chocolate - I have simply rolled these balls in coconut flour. To make them look more festive, You can also coat these balls with white chocolate or orange icing and sprinkle them with edible sprinkles.

a half-eaten carrot cake ball on a stack of raw gluten-free carrot cake bites

FAQ

Are Carrot Cake Balls good for you?

Yes, these raw carrot coconut balls are good for you. As they are loaded with nutrient-rich and immunity-boosting ingredients. They satisfy your sweet craving, and the healthy fats make it more gratifying, so you feel full for hours.

How long can I store these balls?

You can store these no-bake carrot energy balls in the fridge for up to 1 week. They stay fresh when stored well-wrapped in an airtight container. Alternatively, you can freeze them.

Can I freeze carrot cake date balls?

Yes, you can certainly freeze these carrot cake date balls. You can store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. To freeze, wrap each ball in plastic wrap, and then transfer them to a Ziploc bag or freezer-safe container and freeze. When you want to eat, simply thaw them in the refrigerator overnight.


Carrot Cake Balls (Step-by-step photo instructions)

For making Carrot Cake Balls

  1. Add carrots to a blender or food processor and pulse until finely chopped or shredded. Alternatively, you can use 1 cup finely shredded carrot. Place the walnuts, coconut flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
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  3. Process for 1 minute. Stop the blender and scrape down the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula. After that, add the pitted dates and salt. Pulse until the mixture combines and sticks together. If the mixture is too dry, add more dates and if too wet, add some more coconut. You need to pulse until small bits remain and a ball forms. Remove the mixture from the food processor/blender and transfer it to a bowl.
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  5. Take out about 2 tablespoons of mixture and roll it into a smooth ball with your hands. Roll it in coconut flour or desiccated coconut. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
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  7. Enjoy them immediately or refrigerate them to firm up.
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Carrot Cake Balls [Recipe]

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These easy, delicious and healthy Carrot Cake Balls taste delicious and take only 10 minutes to put together! They make a perfect breakfast.
★★★★✰
(Rating: 5 from 6 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
10 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Snack, Dessert American 11-12 balls
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
165 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Carrot Cake Balls
  • 2 medium-sized carrots, peeled & cut into a few big pieces
  • 10-11 pitted dates (measured after pits are removed)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour or almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Coconut flour or desiccated coconut for rolling balls

INSTRUCTIONS:

For making Carrot Cake Balls
  1. Add carrots to a blender or food processor and pulse until finely chopped or shredded. Alternatively, you can use 1 cup finely shredded carrot. Place the walnuts, coconut flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  2. Process for 1 minute. Stop the blender and scrape down the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula. After that, add the pitted dates and salt. Pulse until the mixture combines and sticks together. If the mixture is too dry, add more dates and if too wet, add some more coconut. You need to pulse until small bits remain and a ball forms. Remove the mixture from the food processor/blender and transfer it to a bowl.
  3. Take out about 2 tablespoons of mixture and roll it into a smooth ball with your hands. Roll it in coconut flour or desiccated coconut. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
  4. Enjoy them immediately or refrigerate them to firm up.

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NOTES:

  1. Store carrot cake balls covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  2. If it is hard for you to roll equal-sized balls then you can use a cookie scoop to have exactly the same size cake balls.
  3. These cake balls are tender and soft at room temperature. To make them firm, you can chill them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

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