Tonight I’m back with another easy, last-minute dessert idea that’s also highly portable. If for some reason you’re a freak of nature and found last night’s quick dessert ideas too chocolatey for your taste, these Raw Carrot Cake Bites might be more your style.
And lucky for you, these little nuggets of happiness couldn’t be easier to throw together at the last minute.
Raw Carrot Cake Bites
- 1 cup carrot pulp from your juicer OR 1 cup shredded fresh carrots would also work fine, I’m sure
- 2/3 cup raw walnuts
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 2/3 cup medjool dates, pitted
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
Direction (singular): Combine all ingredients in your food processor and pulse/blend until everything is evenly incorporated into a workable dough. I recommend not processing the mixture entirely smooth—a little texture from the nuts and dried fruit is nice.
Makes approximately 20-25 bites
What you do with the dough from here is up to you, but rolling it into balls by the tablespoonful is the quickest way to achieve convenient finger food. I’m itching to press it into a pie crust for a fully sliceable pie someday, though—I already have ideas for a raw icing to go with this dough recipe!
For now, however, my main challenge is keeping my hands off until Christmas!