Carrot Cake Energy Balls

/Carrot Cake Energy Balls

Carrot Cake Energy Balls

These vegan carrot cake energy balls are a simple no-cook recipe that can be made in just minutes. Great for a healthy quick snack or a light dessert… and ideal for school or work lunch boxes. All you need is a food processor and you are good to go.

Carrot Cake Energy Balls
Servings Prep Time
22balls approx. 5mins
Votes: 47
Rating: 3.89
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carrot cake energy balls plant based vegan recipes
Servings Prep Time
22balls approx. 5mins
Votes: 47
Rating: 3.89
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
carrot cake energy balls plant based vegan recipes
Servings: balls approx. Units:
  1. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse about 5 to 10 times to get the mixture started.
  2. Continue to process the mixture for about 30 second or until all of the ingredients are broken down and combined. It should form into a thick dough like mixture.
  3. Turn the processor off and remove the blade.
  4. Take small amounts of the mixture and roll into small balls.
  5. Serve as is, or roll the balls in some desiccated coconut for a delicious outer coating.
Recipe Notes

Check out the video at the top of this recipe page for a full cooking demonstration of how to make this recipe.

You can see exactly which food processor I use by following my amazon affiliate link: Breville Food Processor

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By |2016-06-07T17:43:11+10:00June 8th, 2016|Recipe, Videos|28 Comments

About the Author:

Anja Cass is a popular vegan cook with a passion for creating healthy plant based recipes that taste amazing! Having lost over 50 pounds, beating early onset heart disease and having more energy than when she was 20, she is motivated to share her new lifestyle with you. Enjoy her delicious recipes to get you, your family and your friends on the path to healthy living!


  1. Sunny White October 6, 2016 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    Can you mix this in a VitaMix blender instead of a food processer?

    • Anja November 7, 2016 at 3:41 pm - Reply

      It might clog up the blender. Not sure.

  2. Jette Guyette October 14, 2016 at 10:35 am - Reply

    You have many recipes that I would love to try… I especially wanted to try the smoked paprika cheese, but I need a print recipe as I do not have a tablet/computer in the kitchen to guide me through the recipe. I must be doing something wrong because I cannot print a recipe.
    I would also like to know about your cookbooks. I have certain nutritional needs and need to know things like sodium content, protein, cholesterol, fiber etc… I want to know if your recipes in your book give that information.
    I know there are many vegan out there that don’t really care about that, but I need to along with many others… Seniors, diabetics, and other people with a variety of health issues need to know… I am hoping, hoping , and really hoping that your cookbook provides this info. I have already purchased 3 books any no nutritional information provided

  3. Retro December 24, 2016 at 7:09 am - Reply

    These are wonderful! A young friend commented: “It tastes like Christmas in my mouth!” I rolled them in almond meal which seemed to stick better than the dessicated coconut. They keep well in the refrigerator.

  4. Pat January 26, 2017 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Do you reckon you can use carrot pulp instead of whole carrots? Thank You Anja for great content!

    • Anja May 18, 2017 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      I haven’t tried… it should work but possibly some of the sweetness and moisture will be lost as this would be juiced out.

  5. Moira February 18, 2017 at 3:51 am - Reply

    YUMMMM!!!! These look great. Just about to whiz some up for my trip tomorrow, so we have some snax at the beach with us πŸ™‚

  6. Kathy March 24, 2017 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    These are absolutely AMAZINGLY GOOD!!! They are delicious!!!

    • Anja May 18, 2017 at 4:57 pm - Reply

      So glad you like my recipe πŸ™‚

  7. Hillary March 31, 2017 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Just made these……they are beyond delicious. They will be my go to desserts when entertaining my meat-eating family and friends. Thanks

  8. Iuliana May 24, 2017 at 6:40 am - Reply

    Came out delicious! Thank you!!

    • Anja May 25, 2017 at 1:18 pm - Reply


  9. Mariam May 27, 2017 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Hi Anja, how long do they keep for? Thanks

    • Anja August 1, 2017 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      About 5 days in the fridge, or you can freeze them and serve straight from the freezer πŸ™‚

  10. Dianne July 28, 2017 at 1:04 am - Reply

    Hi Anya πŸ™‚ As a youthful 60-year young woman, I am starting my new plant-based life TODAY after being compelled to do so thanks to “Forks Over Knives” video — wow! Both of my beautiful Vegan daughters highly recommend your website and recipes (and now I see why), but I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed as to how to start stocking my pantry & fridge — keeping in mind I’m very much a newbie at this. What insights can you share?

  11. Kathleen August 21, 2017 at 7:09 am - Reply

    YUMMY! These are sooooo good…it’s nice to have a healthy snack recipe. I’m 70 and new to having a plant-based diet. After just a few weeks I’ve seen a great improvement in my blood sugar readings.

  12. Gale Healey September 17, 2017 at 2:21 am - Reply

    Absolutely love your recipes. Look forward to your Youtube videos.

  13. Gema September 29, 2017 at 1:03 am - Reply

    How long we stock themΒΏΒΏ thanks…

    • Anja October 3, 2017 at 11:35 am - Reply

      About 5 days in the fridge or you can freeze them and serve straight from the freezer.

  14. Grace October 13, 2017 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Going to try it, look delicious! Is it okay to exclude oats? Will they still bind or can you suggest an alternative. Thanks.

    • Anja October 23, 2017 at 1:39 pm - Reply

      It should work without them… maybe add some almond meal instead.

  15. Kathie Mott February 24, 2018 at 4:30 am - Reply

    Does the coconut have to be in them? My husband is highly allergic to coconut, closes up his throat. can more oats be added instead?

    • Anja February 28, 2018 at 8:41 pm - Reply

      You can use extra oats or almond meal.

  16. Susie February 28, 2018 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    Can I substitute the nuts? My husband is allergic to tree nuts, but he can eat peanuts.

    • Anja March 2, 2018 at 6:08 am - Reply

      Maybe try using more oats and dates.

  17. Robert March 8, 2018 at 6:55 am - Reply

    First recipe of yours I’ve tried, and they are delicious! Great vegan website. Thanks!

  18. Sue Halfyard March 18, 2018 at 12:50 am - Reply

    Wowser! These are so delicious! I added a teaspoon of mixed spice as well as the other spices. They are so good and so easy to make. Thank you.

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