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Carrot Cake Energy Balls on a yellow plate with dandelion flowers around it

Carrot Cake Energy Balls

These small-but-mighty energy balls are nutrient-packed, even as they totally taste like cake. They're ideal as breakfast, a snack, or dessert - or whenever, really!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword Breakfast, Dairy-Free, Desserts, Energy Balls, Gluten-Free, Processed-Sugar-Free, Snacks, Vegetarian
Servings 25 balls
Author A Cookable Feast


  • 1 cup roasted, unsalted cashews
  • 1 tbs. chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups dates
  • 1 cup peeled, shredded raw carrots
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tbs., 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger


  1. Add the cashews and chia seeds to a food processor or heavy-duty blender and process until crumbly.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until ingredients are well incorporated and broken down into a sticky, dough-like consistency.

  3. Do your best (because it will be rather sticky!) to roll the mixture into balls 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide. You should end up with around 25 balls.

  4. And that's it! Carrot Cake Energy Balls are ready to enjoy - though if you prefer, you can chill them for several hours first. Will keep refrigerated for at least one week.