Sunday, April 22, 2012

Carrot Dessert Bites

So sweet and innocent looking, but packed with nutrition!

Try these dessert bites for your next work potluck. That's what I did. People will be shocked to learn that they are gluten free, mostly raw, have no processed sugar, and contain a vegetable!

Can you believe these are ALL the ingredients for this recipe? No cake mix or cups of sugar needed.

Carrot Dessert Bites
Makes 20+ balls
4 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped (about ¾ cup)
1 cup raw walnuts
1/2 cup raw cashews
7-8 large dates, pitted
2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
Zest of one orange
Unsweetened shredded coconut, for rolling
In a food processor fitted with the S-blade, process carrots until finely ground. Remove and set aside.
Process the walnuts and cashews in the food processor until finely ground. Add the dates and process until finely chopped and incorporated into the nuts scraping the sides occasionally. Add the carrots, ginger, cinnamon, and orange zest (if using) and process until dough forms.
Shape the mixture into small balls. Roll in shredded coconut to coat. Refrigertate. Serve like cookies. 
Modified from original recipe written by Hallie at

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