Raw Carrot Cake Balls

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • serves 18 - 20

"These yummy cookie balls, made with shredded carrots and spices, taste just like carrot cake! Because they are completely raw, you can make them in a snap."

Recipe excerpted from Joyous Health: Eat and Live Well Without Dieting by Joy McCarthy, 2014.

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Directions for: Raw Carrot Cake Balls


¾ cup (175 mL) unsweetened shredded coconut

6 Medjool dates, pitted

¾ cup (175 mL) walnuts

½ cup (125 mL) carrots, grated

¼ cup (60 mL) hemp seeds

¼ cup (60 mL) honey

1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract

1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon

½ tsp (2 mL) nutmeg

¼ tsp (1 mL) ground cloves


1. Reserve 1/4 cup (60 mL) shredded coconut in a shallow dish for rolling.

2. Place remaining ingredients in a high-powered food processor and process until fully combined.

3. Form mixture into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls and roll in reserved shredded coconut, coating balls completely.

4. Transfer to a baking sheet and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. Keep chilled, or freeze in an airtight container for a few months (though I guarantee they won’t last that long). EnJOY 1 or 2 as a snack or dessert.

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