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Raw Carrot Cake Balls

There aren’t many thing in life I love more than dessert… so when I can put a healthy twist on one of my favorite desserts, I am one happy girl! These raw carrot cake balls do just that.

I discovered how versatile dates can be when I made lemon date bars last month, and I’ve been dreaming up new flavor combinations ever since.

These taste just like a carrot cake cake pop, but without all the cream cheese and sugar.

In fact, they’re vegan, paleo, and gluten free! It’s such a quick and easy

image of raw carrot cake balls dusted in shredded coconut

Raw Carrot Cake Ball:

  • 12 oz. pitted dates
  • 1 cup almonds
  • The zest of one small orange
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 2 medium carrots, finely grated
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple
  • additional shredded coconut and almond meal for coating

Inspiration: A Tasty Love Story

Servings: 25

Add everything besides the carrots in a food processor and blend until you have a well mixed dough. Add the carrots and pulse until the carrots are mixed into the dough, but still has some texture.

Refrigerate for 1 hour, then gently use your palms to shape 3/4 inch balls.

Roll the raw carrot cake balls in whatever topping you prefer, I tested out grated coconut and almond meal. I liked the coconut coating best!

Not only is the coating delicious, it also helps prevent them from sticking together and makes them easier to store.


These carrot cake truffles definitely taste healthier than my normal treats, but I like that these can satisfy my sweet tooth AND leave me feeling great!

Feel free to adjust the amount of spices to suit to your taste! I like to be a bit heavy handed with the cinnamon and nutmeg 🙂

image of carrot cake truffles on a plate

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Tuesday 8th of April 2014

definitely going to try these :)


Tuesday 8th of April 2014

You should, they're delicious!

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Monday 7th of April 2014

I'll take the one on the end with the shredded coconut please! Looks delicious!


Monday 7th of April 2014

It's all yours!! haha thanks :D


Monday 7th of April 2014

These look delicious! I love making "Balls of Yumminess", as I call them! And this one....yum, yum, yum! Love the pics of them too!


Monday 7th of April 2014

Thanks! I like that name, haha I think it's a great name for these tasty little treats :)

Sweets. Eats. And Crafts

Monday 7th of April 2014

Dates are my new favorite "sweet"! I have been looking for a good dessert to make with them and these look yummy!


Monday 7th of April 2014

SAME! They are the best, I like mixing it up with (some-what) healthy desserts :D