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Carrot Cake Energy Balls

Energy balls are always a great snack to keep in the house. This carrot cake version is packed with protein (and veggies), is super flavorful and takes just minutes to make!
Prep Time30 mins
Blending Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bliss balls, bliss bites, carrot cake, carrot cake enery balls, carrots, energy balls, energy bites, healthy dessert, healthy snacks, protein balls, protein bites
Servings: 20 balls
Author: Caitlin Monson

Ingredients

  • 1 cup carrots, grated
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut*
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dates (about 7-8)
  • 1 Tbsp protein powder or collagen peptides**
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (for rolling)***
  • Optional: 1/4 cup raisins & 1 Tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  • Soak dates in hot water for up to 30 minutes. When done, pit the dates and peel off the skins. Place them in a food processor.
  • While dates are soaking, place the coconut for rolling in a shallow bowl. Set aside.
  • Add carrots, cashews, almonds, coconut, cinnamon, protein powder and maple syrup (if using) to the food processor with the dates. Blend until fully combined. (You may need to use a spoon to mix the ingredients around. The mixture will be very thick!) If adding raisins, stir them in now.
  • Form the mixture into 1 inch balls. Roll each ball in your shredded coconut bowl until it's completely covered. Store in the fridge until ready to eat. 

Notes

*You can also use sweetened shredded coconut if you prefer them to be sweeter or are not paleo/whole 30.
**I used Five Suns Foods Chocho protein powder for these but any plant based protein powder will do. You can also use collagen peptides instead. I love using this brand: Further Food. You can use my discount code "kaleitinthekitchen10" for a 10% discount on all their products at checkout.
***Make sure to shake the balls in the coconut bowl and DO NOT use your hands! I found that the coconut didn't stick as well when I tried rolling them with my fingers.