A carrot energy ball with a bit taken out of it on a plate.

Carrot Cake Energy Balls

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

These delicious energy balls take just minutes to make and taste like little bites of carrot cake. Enjoy these for a healthy snack anytime, at home or on-the-go.



  • 1 cup (100 g) rolled oats (use gluten-free certified if needed)
  • 2 cups (450 g) tightly packed, soft pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup (75 g, approx. 1 medium carrot) lightly packed, finely grated carrot
  • 1 cup (70 g) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Add the oats to a food processor or high-speed blender and pulse a few times to break them down a bit.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until it forms a thick, sticky dough. If it’s not sticking together, add 1 tbsp of warm water and process again.
  3. Roll the mixture into approximately 20 energy balls.
  4. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week or freezer for up to 3 months.


It’s important to use soft, fresh dates in this recipe. If your dates are dry, soak them in hot water for 10 minutes then drain well before using.

It’s important to use soft, moist dates in this recipe. If your dates are very dry they won’t bind the dough. Soak dry dates in hot water for 10 minutes and drain well before using.

Use a kitchen scale to measure ingredients for best results.

A food processor works best but you can use a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec if needed.

Keywords: carrot cake balls, carrot cake energy bites