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Carrot Cake Truffles

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These carrot cake truffles are the perfect healthy grab n’ go snack for carrot cake lovers! Filled with healthy, wholesome ingredients and unrefined sugars; these carrot cake energy balls will definitely help you start the day off right!

Love carrot baked treats? why not also try these carrot baked oatmeal bars, carrot oatmeal muffins, or even a simple healthy carrot cake (with frosting!)

Carrot Cake Truffles

I am on a huge carrot kick and, probably because I should be, because it is almost Easter?! Yep, when I got home from Mexico and saw all the carrot craziness on Pinterest, I was like “Not a papaya/watermelon season? Works for me”. So here we are, making the most easy, delicious and healthy carrot cake truffles with shredded carrots, coconut flakes, oats, raising, and raw almond butter.

What I’m trying to say is – in case you are entertaining this Easter and want to avoid baking and eating an entire carrot cake (or almond flour carrot cake!), these carrot cake balls with delicate amount of chocolate are exactly what you are looking for.

Carrot Cake Truffles

Raw almond butter, carrots, oats, coconut flakes , raisins and maple syrup

All ingredients are raw, starting with raw creamy almond butter. And I have good news for peeps, like Alex, that are trying to spread a natural or organic nut butter on a toast at 6AM – MaraNatha’s creamy raw almond butter is good to go without having to wake up 5 minutes earlier.

I found mine in Kroger (Fred Meyer in PNW), realized it is super creamy and deserves a spotlight besides on a toast or spoon. This is how it looks as soon as you open the jar, pinky promise.

It’s also a common addition to my almond butter smoothie on days when I don’t want to use raw whole almonds because – yummy, so creamy!

Jar of raw almond butter

Ingredients for carrot cake truffles (unmixed) in blue bowl

I understand there are quite a few carrot cake truffles recipes out there and over there, but none are like mine. All things whole foods here: rolled oats, raisins, unsweetened and unsulphured coconut flakes, raw almond butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of salt.

I prefer to use a bowl and a spoon (if I can) instead of a food processor when making treats like healthy chocolate coconut balls, healthy rum balls or healthy pumpkin brownies. Because I do not like to wash the machine, or even worse scrape the precious ingredients off of the hard-to-reach corners and serrated sharp blades. But feel free to, if you prefer!

Now try to find another easy healthy carrot cake truffle recipe out there.

Mixed batter for Carrot Cake Truffles in blue bowl

In 30 seconds, you will arrive to kind of a small amount of mash like this. Please note that all whole foods are “glued” by our superstar almond butter unlike many bite size desserts with all kinds of liquid sugar. Form 14 golf size balls, freeze and voila.

I give you permission to enjoy healthy carrot cake balls aka bliss balls aka energy bites aka whatever the new fancy name they can get “as is”. Or, for a “wow” factor do the following.

Melting chocolate in glass bowl on stove

Melt a bit of chocolate chips with a very tiny drop of coconut oil over a double boiler (boiling water under a glass bowl) or in a microwave. Drizzle on top of the carrot balls, sprinkle with the super fine crushed walnuts from the bottom of the jar (bonus: no need to crush any nuts or dirty the cutting board – I’m all about sensible shortcuts) and coarse salt like himalayan pink or kosher salt.

And present these carrot cake truffles, close your eyes and wait for a “wow” because it is coming. Ah, I see you are back after surfing the “waters” of the worldwide web. Great! Happy Healthy Spring Eating!

And once you’re done with those why not check out some more grab n’ go treats like coconut oil fudge, almond joy protein balls, cacao nibs brownie bites, or even healthy pumpkin bars?!

Carrot Cake Truffles

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Carrot Cake Truffles

Carrot Cake Truffles

Carrot Cake Truffles made healthy with raw almond butter, shredded carrots, oats, coconut flakes and sweetened with raisins and maple syrup.
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 14 truffles
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Olena Osipov

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup MaraNatha raw almond butter
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup rolled or quick oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2-3 tbsp dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, add all ingredients (except chocolate chips) and using spatula mix until combined. Using small scoop, form and roll golf size carrot cake balls placing on a platter lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  • You can enjoy carrot cake bites “as is” straight from the freezer or turn them into healthy truffles. Melt a few tablespoons of chocolate chips with a tiny drop of coconut oil in a microwave or over a double boiler, then drizzle over each bite and sprinkle with Himalayan pink salt and “powder” from walnuts for a sure “wow” factor. Thaw for about 5 minutes or so before serving.

Store: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1truffle | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1527IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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    Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

    My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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    1. 5 stars
      I found them quite delicious especially the next day when the spices are infused throughout. Will try dusting with icing sugar next time instead of the chocolate.

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