These delicious no-bake carrot cake bites are the perfect nutritious treat! They’re made with dates, nuts and fresh carrots, and are naturally sweetened! They take only 30 minutes to make, and are such a simple freezer snack to have on hand.
I’m a huge dessert person, and almost always end my nights with something sweet. When I’m not testing baked goods, I love having a no-bake dessert on hand to grab from the freezer.
These carrot cake bites pack in all of the delicious carrot cake flavors, and are a simple sweet fix to enjoy in just 1-2 bites! They’re naturally sweetened with dates and coconut, and are loaded with healthy fats from the nuts.
What you’ll need to make Carrot Cake Bites
- grated carrots
- dates- medjool dates are ideal for any type of no-bake bites. They’re a lot softer, and slightly sweeter than other kinds of dates
- cashew butter
- vanilla extract
- spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, sea salt
- coconut flakes, to coat your bites
How to make no-bake Carrot Cake Bites
1. Grate your carrots
Grate your carrots using a microplane, food processor or blender. I add my peeled carrots to my blender, and pulse them until they’re finely shredded.
2. Pulse your nuts
Remove the carrots from the blender, and add your nuts. I like using half walnuts and half pecans, but you can use either one! Pulse them for 30-40 seconds until they’re fine.
3. Pulse your dates
Add your pitted dates into the blender with the nuts, and pulse again until the dates are fully chopped.
4. Blend everything together
Pour the carrots back into the blender, along with the cashew butter, spices, and vanilla, and blend together until a sticky mixture forms.
Once your batter is formed, wet your hands and begin rolling. As you roll each ball, toss it around in the coconut flakes, then set them aside while you prepare the rest of the batter!
You can store these treats in the freezer or refrigerator. They’ll have a softer texture in the fridge, and will last for up to 2 weeks, or can be frozen for up to 3 months.
If you love carrot cake, you’re going to love these little bites! Tag me on Instagram if you try them 🙂
Can i make this with tahini instead of cashew butter?
Yes but the tahini may overpower!I would suggest almond if you’re able to tolerate almonds, otherwise tahini would work as long as you’re ok with the subtle tahini flavor 🙂