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Healthy Carrot Cake Balls

These Carrot Cake Balls are glued together with healthy cream cheese frosting and have absolutely NO sugar or artificial sweeteners. Easy, no-bake recipe!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20 Balls
Calories 75kcal
Author Marjory Pilley

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup carrot shredded; 1 large carrot
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 8 Medjool dates pits removed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Fill a glass container with very hot water. (I heat about 2 cups in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes.)
  • Add dates to water, cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 5-10 minutes. This softens the dates and makes them easier to puree, but may not be necessary if dates are very soft.
  • Remove dates from water and place in a small food processor.
  • Add to the food processor about 1 Tablespoon of the water the dates soaked in.
  • Pulse until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. Add additional water to thin the consistency of the paste, if desired.
  • Set date paste aside.
  • Combine oatmeal, carrot shreds, coconut flakes. raisins and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine cream cheese, date paste and vanilla extract in a small bowl with beaters to make frosting. Measure out 1/2 cup of frosting.
  • Add frosting to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to combine. 
  • Refrigerate dough for about 15 minutes if possible. (It's not required, but does make it easier to work with.)
  • Form dough into Tablespoon-size balls.
  • Refrigerate balls in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.3mg