These healthy, No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites are the perfect snack for Spring. They’re an easy snack to whip up for a boost of energy! Paleo and gluten-free.
With minimal ingredients, these easy no-bake bites whip up in under thirty minutes and are deliciously decadent with all the flavors of carrot cake — without the sugar high.
Let’s face it, there are times when you want a treat, but you don’t want to spend the time in the kitchen. Which is where no-bake recipes become your best friend!
Long before I had kids, I didn’t mind attempting recipes that would “wow”, but the truth is, nowadays there’s simply not time.
Which means that anything I can make in mere minutes is a huge win.
These carrot cake bites not only taste great, but they are healthy, too! Made with minimal ingredients and using dates as the sweetener, these bites make an easy dessert or sweet snack.
Dates are one of my favorite sweeteners to use because they:
- Contain antioxidants
- Contain fiber
- Have been shown to help control blood sugar
They do break down as sugar in the body, but I like knowing that there are nutritional perks to them, too.
Plus, these paleo, two-bite bites also contain a good amount of healthy fats to help slow the sugar release – making them a perfect snack!
I like to keep a batch of no-bake bites (like these chocolate coconut ones) on hand to munch on when I’m in a rush.
These carrot cake bites are an awesome treat for little kids. Since we try to reduce sugar in my house when it comes to Easter and Valentine’s (check out these sugar-free Easter Basket ideas), these easy, gluten-free bites are a simple way to still indulge a craving… and sneak in some veggies!
No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites
- 20 dates soaked in warm water for 20 minutes
- 1 cup carrot peeled and finely grated
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 2 tbs shredded coconut
- 2 tbs coconut milk powder
- 2 tbs almond milk
- 1.5 tbs water 1.5-2 as needed
- 1 tsp cinnamon optional
- Soak the dates in warm water
- In a food processor, add the dates, coconut milk powder and almond butter (and cinnamon if using). Process until mostly smooth (leave a few chunks for texture).
- Scoop mixture into a bowl and stir in the coconut flour. Let sit for five minutes.
- Mix in the carrot and shredded coconut.
- Add in the water as needed. Roll your hands in coconut oil and portion into balls on parchment paper.
- Freeze 10-30 minutes.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)