So recently, when I was in the kitchen, my husband asked, “What is your deal with making everything into balls?” It is true, many of my recipes are bite sized and often in the form of a ball. What does it all come down to and what is my obsession? They are so easy! You can throw a bunch of stuff in the food processor that forms into a massive blob and then form it into cute, bite sized pieces and it becomes a perfect little masterpiece. Also, I am always working on quick and easy snacks to get me through my mid afternoon slump. A lot of these types of recipes foot the bill. So, that’s what my obsession with balls is in a nutshell…. (too much?)
If you follow me on Facebook, you will notice that I post a LOT of carrot cake inspired recipes that are healthier versions. I LOVE carrot cake. It is the best of all kinds of cake in my opinion and anything that tastes even remotely close to it is a win as well. So naturally it was time to come up with an energy bite that was carrot cake flavored. I am in trouble now because I can’t get enough of these!
For this recipe, I had some macadamia nuts that were sitting around and decided to toss them in just for fun and I liked the flavor they added. If you don’t have any, just use half a cup more of the pecans. These Carrot Cake Energy Bites are a great way to add more veggies to your day. A very tasty addition, might I say! You can always make these into bars or cookie-like if you prefer. Heck, you can eat it straight from the food processor as well! Now go have some cake!
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup raw pecans
- 1/2 cup raw macadamia nuts
- 2 medium carrots shredded
- 3-4 T unsweetened shredded coconut
- 8 medjool dates pitted
- 2 T raisins
- 1/2 T cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Dash of sea salt
In a food processor, process the nuts until a fine, grainy texture.
Add all other ingredients and process until a dough begins to form.
Roll into bite-sized balls.
Store in the fridge for up to a week!