Carrot cake balls

One of the yummiest energy balls around!

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20-30 mins
10 mins

We can’t stop eating these carrot cake balls! Packed with nutrition and totally delish, which makes for a very happy snack!

Ingredients

  • 150g carrot (around 2 medium sized carrots)
  • 100g pitted dates
  • 80g walnuts
  • 75g cashew nuts
  • 50g honey
  • 30g butter or coconut oil
  • 20g desiccated coconut
  • 10g chia seeds
  • 1/2 a lime
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Equipment

  • Grater
  • Sieve
  • Mixing bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Plate/freezer container
  • Food processor/blender
  • Teaspoon

Allergens

Nuts, dairy (optional)

Directions

1 Soak the dates in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes
2 Carefully peel and grate your carrots
3 Strain the dates and pop them in your food processor/blender with the grated carrot, walnuts, desiccated coconut, chia seeds and cinnamon
4 Blitz until the mixture is fully combined and doesn’t have any big lumps left in it (it may take 2-3 mins)
5 Remove the mixture and then use your hands to roll it into small balls about the size of a £1 coin
6 Pop the balls on a plate or small container and place in the freezer while you make the icing
7 To make the icing first pop the cashew nuts into a dry blender and blitz until flour like and smooth
8 Next gently melt the butter/coconut oil and add it to the cashew flour with the honey, the juice of half a lime and the vanilla essence
9 Blitz until fully combined - add a small amount of water if the mixture is too thick to turn in the blender
10 Now take your balls out of the freezer and use a teaspoon to coat the top half with your yummy icing! Pop in the fridge for 10 mins before gobbling!

Fun fact! Carrots are often orange but you can also grow purple, yellow and red ones!

The reason people say they help you see in the dark is because they contain beta- carotene which helps our vision

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