If you’re in the mood for carrot cake, but not for baking, then these no-bake carrot cake bites are absolutely perfect. Not only are they healthy (no sugar!), but they’re also delicious. I bet you can't eat just one!
Place the carrots in the food processor and pulse for 30 to 60 seconds or until they are broken down into small pieces and just starting the release their liquid.
Add the dates, walnuts, pecans, cinnamon, allspice to the food processor and run on high for several minutes, stopping a few times to scrape down the sides, until the ingredients and fully combined and have formed a damp dough.
Taking about 2 tbps of the dough at a time, roll the dough into balls. To do this, place the dough in the palm of one hand, and then close your other hand over the dough so that you can use the palms of both hands to gently shape the dough into balls. The balls should be about the size of a large chesnut (a little smaller than a golfball).
Pour the coconut onto a plate. Roll the balls in the coconut, making sure to coat all the sides. Use the palms of your hands to reshape the ball, and then roll in the coconut again.
The carrot cake bites can be eaten right away, but they are denser if you chill in the refrigerator for an hour before serving. Enjoy!
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
If you're not a fan of coconut, substitute cocoa powder, powdered sugar, or crushed nuts.
If your dried dates are hard, you can soak in warm water for ten minutes to soften them up. Just be sure to drain off the water and pat them dry before adding to the food processor.
If you don't have dried dates on hand, you can substitute with raisins.