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Whole30 Carrot Cake Bites
If you are a carrot cake fan, these carrot cake bites are the perfect substitute (and way easier to make!) to satisfy those cravings! It is also a great way to sneak veggies in for those picky eaters that would never eat a carrot on their own. The carrots are easily disguised by the sweetness of the dates. My 5-year-old gobbles them down! If your child doesn’t like coconut, (it has taken me years to learn to love coconut so don’t give up!), then you can always make these without the rolled coconut flake addition.
Making these balls with your kids is also a fantastic way to have them help in the kitchen! Even young toddlers can help roll the balls or add ingredients to the container of the food processor! I love seeing my 5-year-old help make these and all the different size balls he comes up with. He has started putting the balls he creates in his own snack containers. I try not to be controlling on what size he makes them but instead let him create and carry out his own vision for them!
These are so good! I could eat 100 of them! – Fletcher, 5 years old
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Carrot Cake Bites
- Add the all ingredients except the coconut flakes to a food processor. Blend until combined and a dough is formed. Stop and scrape down the sides as needed.
- Add the shredded coconut to a small bowl or plate.
- Once blended, roll into small balls and roll in coconut. Place on a small sheet tray or plate and place in fridge to chill.
- Store covered in the fridge for up to 10 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Makes 20 balls or more if rolled smaller.
- The pecans and cashews can be substituted by replacing one for the other if you just have one type or using walnuts.
- Substitute a portion of the dates with maple syrup if you don't have enough dates on hand.
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