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Carrot Truffles- Natural and No bake

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10 minutes and 1 bowl  is all you need to whip up these healthy No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites. These no-bake protein balls are sweet, nutty, soft and they’re cake-like without any flour.  Made with raw carrots, dates, figs, almonds, and unsweetened coconut.

These vegan and gluten-free bites are a cinch to whip up in your food processor. Even without the cream cheese frosting, their warm flavor will satisfy your sweet tooth while filling your belly and offering your body the energy it needs to exercise or get through that late-afternoon meeting.

Yields ~  15 truffles
Preparation time- 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Shredded carrot-3
  • Chopped figs-1/4 cup
  • Chopped dates-1/4 cup
  • Almonds-1/4 cup
  • Cashew-1/4 cup
  • Cardamom ground – 1/4 tsp
  • Desiccated Or Grated Dry Coconut – 1/4 to 1/2 cup to bind depending on the consistency.
  • Unsweetened desiccated coconut-1/4 cup (for rolling)

Procedure:

  • Add almonds, cashew, dates, figs, Cardamom to the food processor and grind for 3-4 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

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  • When the mixture sticks together well, scoop out the mixture into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the grated carrot, Coconut powder and mix thoroughly. (If the mixture appear sticky add  some more coconut powder)
  • The mixture should be thick enough to form truffles. (You can seek your kids help- they will love to do it)
  • Form the mixture into balls and roll each one in the desiccated coconut and place on a clean cookie sheet.

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  • Refrigerate them for atleast 30 minutes-to an hour to form the truffles in a desired shape.

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Serve Chilled

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Note:

  • Desiccated Coconut can be replaced with Grated dry coconut or even with additonal ground nuts.
  • If Carrot is Juicy then only you require Coconut for binding otherwise nuts powder is sufficient to bind OR Squeeze out liquid of carrot before adding ground nut mixture.
  • To retain nutrients of Carrot have not squeezed out the liquid
  • Sweetners can be added as desired
  • Almonds and cashew can be substituted with nuts of choice.
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on April 24, 2015, in Dessert, Indian, International, Sweets and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. Thanks for sharing this one. The kids go back to school this week, so this is well worth a try for a paleo energy snack.

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  2. Hi Chitra, letting you know I’ve nominated you for the Real Neat Blog Award. Please check it out on my post. Almost done with it lol 😉

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  3. this is a good dish for me to start learning making desserts

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  4. These look great, but, for some reason I don’t like coconut in cooking 😦

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  5. Is that you kid? So cute 🙂 Awesome recipe. 🙂

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  6. Oh yes, I’m making these right away, I have all the ingredients. Carrot truffles, who’d have thought all those yummy ingredients could come together so beautifully. That lil munchkin is precious too 🙂

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  7. Love this recipe! The truffles look so good, I had to pin this, so I can make them in future. And the last photo is just adorable! 🙂

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  8. This is super cool.

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  9. I so want to make these. Any suggestions for a substitute for coconut powder?

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    • Hi Hilda, if the carrot is juicy only then you need coconut powder or else the ground nuts should be enough for binding and other thing is you can squeeze the liquid from grated carrots that also helps…. or other way is you can use milk powder instead… hope this helps… thanx for your interest. … 🙂 🙂

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  10. I love no bake desserts and these are so healthy! And I like that they are gluten free. Good to find sweets made from wholesome ingredient and natural sweeteners like dates and figs. Thank you!

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  11. I love such healthy options! It looks delightful and kids will surely enjoy it!

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  12. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  13. sarithakumbakkara

    lovely dessert!

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  14. These look lovely Chitra. healthy and yummy! 🙂

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  15. Reblogged this on Flamikgirls and commented:

    This looks so good… I can’t wait to try to make it 🙂

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