Having spent a good amount of time lately in airports, temptation gave way and I indulged in a couple of good foodie magazines. This quick and easy recipe for No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls caught my eye in Clean Eating. It has just a few ingredients, most of which I had in my pantry. So before dinner tonight, I whipped them up.
After setting aside some of the unsweetened coconut for rolling later, the remaining ingredients went into the food processor.
And it did a mighty job of blending and pulsing deliciousness all together.
From start to finish these took me about 15 minutes to make, which also included taking the pics. Rolling them in coconut took the most time and one of the kids in the house can do that while dinner is getting done.
You can make them ahead, storing them in the freezer as a quick and healthy snack. Freeze them on a lined baking sheet, not touching, then transfer them to an airtight container.
You know, I grew up with a lot of candy in our home because that’s what my parents did. They owned a wholesale candy company. Ironic, right? So come Halloween, the masses of sugar that’s everywhere I look isn’t tempting to me. I’m not a purist, I still love a good dark chocolate bar. I just consumed too much junk candy growing up. My body craves wholesome goodness and these fit the bill for me. How about you?
Speaking of wholesome goodness I’m excited for the sold-out Holiday Pies class coming up where we will learn we don’t have to sacrifice luscious desserts to eat clean.
until next time,
3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
6 Medjool dates, pitted
3/4 cup walnuts
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Reserve 1/4 cup shredded coconut and place in a shallow dish for rolling. Place all of the other ingredients in a food processor. Process until mixture is smooth and well blended. Form mixture into 1 inch balls and roll in reserved coconut to coat. Transfer to a baking sheet and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. Keep chilled or refreeze in an airtight container for a few months.