These raw mini carrot cake bites with cashew coconut cream frosting are magical! They are so fudgy, sweet, and coconutty. It’s The perfect healthy dessert or snack. They are vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and super easy to make.
I have accepted the fact that I am going to turn orange from all the carrots I eat this Easter season. And my puppy probably will too, from all the leftover carrots I feed her.
I make raw desserts and snacks all the time. They are my freezer staple.
Raw energy bites and bliss balls are the most perfect morning pre-workout snacks, quick afternoon pick-me-up, or nightcap desserts.
Since Easter is right around the corner, this girl is feeling festive!
I combined my usual raw dessert technique and my paleo carrot cake flavor into these mini raw carrot cake bites!
Why I love Raw Carrot Cake Bites
These carrot cake bites are packed with flavors, health benefits, and are super easy to make. No baking required!
A Healthy Dessert and Snack Option
These raw carrot cake bites are healthy and suitable for many dietary restrictions. They are vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. Yet, not flavor-free.
Super Easy to make
Raw Carrot Cake Bites can be Enjoyed any time
This is truly a guilt-free dessert/snack. It is sweetened by dates, made of nuts and carrots.
I love enjoying these carrot cake bites as dessert (they truly taste like ice cream bars) or a pre-work snack.
How to Make Raw Carrot Cake Bites
I love making raw desserts and snacks because they are so easy. And these raw carrot cake bites are no exception.
The basic ingredients needed in raw desserts
Sweetener – my favorites are dates, maple syrup, and honey (all paleo). See note in the recipe card on how to make them keto-friendly as well.
Nuts Seeds – The base of most of my raw desserts
Fruit and/or veggies
Mix-ins such as cacao powder, coconut, etc.
Spices – here carrot cake spices
Tools need to make raw desserts
All you need is a food processor to pulse all the ingredients in. And for this vegan carrot cake bites recipe, you will also need some muffin cups and/or a muffin pan.
Ingredients needed for this Raw Carrot Cake bites recipe
Base: Walnuts and cashews
Sweetener: Medjool Dates
Mix-ins: Shredded coconut, carrot cake spices.
“Cheesecake” Frosting for Vegan Carrot Cake Bites
I also made a cashew coconut cream frosting to top off these carrot cake bites. They literally taste like cheesecake.
All you need is raw cashew or cashew butter, coconut cream, and maple syrup (optional).
Tips for Serving and Storing these raw Carrot Cake bites
Keep the finished raw carrot cake bites in muffin cups in the freezer for at least an hour before taking the muffin pan out.
Once you pull the carrot cake bites out of the muffin pan, place them in a container or tray. Preferably not stacking on top of each other to prevent them from sticking to each other.
After freezing for a couple of hours, you could stack them to store them in the freezer to save space.
Serve within 5– 10 minutes once you take these carrot cake bites out of the freezer because the raw carrot cake bites will soften quickly at room temperature.
Serve with some more shredded carrots and chopped walnuts.
Don’t they taste like ICE CREAM BARS??
Now scroll down to check out the full recipe and directions.
I’m sure you will love these mini raw carrot cake bites. They are the most perfect healthy dessert for Easter or any time.
Not only they are vegan, paleo, gluten-free, but also easy to whip up in under 20 minutes.
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Raw Carrot Cake
- 1 cup raw cashews (divided in half)
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 1/4 cup coconut shreds
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 8 Medjool dates
- 2 cup fresh grated carrots
- 1 serving carrot cake spice
Cashew Coconut Cream
- 1/2 cup cashew butter or raw cashews
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (optional)
- 1/2 serving carrot cake spice
1 serving Carrot Cake Spice
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- Soak raw cashew and walnuts overnight in cold water with a pinch of salt. Drain and rinse before preparing these carrot cake bites
- Soak dates in hot water for 10 – 15 minutes. Then take out the pits.
- In a food processor pulse all the dry ingredients for carrot cake – nuts, coconut, spices together into uniformed crumb
- Then add dates, coconut oil and grated carrots, blend again into a gooey textured dough. If the batter still appears to be crumbly, add 2-3 tbsp of nut milk gradually until the desired consistency
- Spray the muffin pan with some coconut oil or use a non-sticking silicon cup. Scoop the carrot cake batter out into a muffin pan. Then leave the pan in the freezer for an hour
- To make the coconut cashew cream, combine and mix all the frosting ingredients in either by hand or using a food processor. If using raw cashews, I recommend blending using a high-speed food processor to ensure a silky smooth texture
- Frost the Carrot Cake and garnish with a little fresh carrots and walnuts
- Freeze for another 2 hours then pull the carrot cake bites out of the muffin cups. Enjoy!
- For Keto Option: replace the Medjool dates with 3-4 tbsp keto friendly liquid sweetener.
- Soaking nuts and seeds help make the nutrients and minerals more available for our bodies to digest. It also makes raw desserts come out fudgy and smooth.
- You can substitute raw cashew with cashew butter which is more convenient and result in a smoother consistency.
- For storing and serving tips, see the post above.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 6g
The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.