Recipe by Debbwl
These tasty carrot bites are nice to keep in the refrigerator for when you want a quick bite of something sweet, or need a little pick-me-up between meals or after a workout. Found this recipe on a blog called Daily Bites http://www.dailybitesblog.com/2010/04/15/carrot-cake-bites/. These little bites can be stored in the refrigerator for 5 days.
Top Review by Annacia
I always buy sweet young organic carrots from the Hutterites who visit once a week. They are the best carrots ever and were perfect for this sweet and yummy recipe. I've been making a lot of low cook/no cook recipes during this excellent heat wave. I had used all of my coconut during ZWT and only had black sesame seed so they ended up looking ready for Halloween, lol. Be that as it may, they are easy, delicious and don't add any extra heat to the kitchen. They also have a very high yum factor and that isn't to be ignored. :D . Made for: Autumn NA/ME Tag - Sep, Oct, Nov 2013
- 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts
- 1⁄2 cup raw cashews
- 5 -6 dates, pitted and roughly chopped (I use nice soft Medjool Dates)
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated (I use a little more to fit our taste)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 orange, zest of
- sesame seeds, for rolling in
- unsweetened dried shredded coconut, for rolling in
Directions See How It's Made
- In a food processor fitted with the S-blade, process carrots untill finely ground. Remove and set aside.
- Process the walnuts and cashews in the food processor (no need to clean it out) until finely ground.
- Add the dates and process until finely chopped and incorporated into the nuts.
- Add the reserved carrots, ginger, cinnamon, orange zest (if using) and process until dough forms.
- Shape the mixture into 15-18 small balls.
- Roll in sesame seeds or shredded coconut to coat.
- Refrigerate until ready to enjoy. Can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.