No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites
 
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These No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites make a delicious little snack or treat that contains no added sugar! Make up a batch and store them in the freezer for a quick and healthy snack that tastes just like carrot cake! {vegan, gluten-free & no sugar added}
Serves: Makes 20 bites
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dates, soaked
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ¾ cup large flake oats (use gluten-free, if necessary)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • Unsweetened coconut for rolling
Instructions
  1. Soak the dates in some boiling water for at least 20 minutes.
  2. While waiting for the dates to soak, blend the walnuts, pecans, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and vanilla extract in the food processor until they're finely ground. This is especially important if you're giving these bites to younger babies since you don't want them to have large chunks of nuts in their bites.
  3. Next, add in the soaked dates and shredded carrots and process until well combined. This is where you'll need to play around a bit. With your hands, feel the consistency of the mixture. If it seems too wet and sticky, add a bit more of the oats. If it seems too dry, add a bit of water, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency. It should be sticky enough to roll into balls.
  4. Next, roll each of the bites in some unsweetened coconut. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.
Recipe by Haute & Healthy Living at https://www.hauteandhealthyliving.com/recipe-box/no-bake-carrot-cake-energy-bites/