There’s something about Easter that just makes me crave carrot cake!
But who has time for that?? These no-bake Carrot Cake Cups are the perfect healthy alternative to regular carrot cake because they are super delish but way easier to make, and let’s be real – that’s the most important thing right? 😉
They’re also a great snack to bring to a family gathering because they can satisfy a lot of dietary restrictions like:
I hope you enjoy these tasty little snacks! I made them into cups, but you can definitely make them into balls or mini cups!
Healthy No-Bake Carrot Cake Cups
Prep time: 5 mins Freezer time: 20 minutes x2 Total time: 45 minutes Yields: 9 cups
- 1 cup soft dates*
- 1 cup almonds
- 2 carrots, shaved and coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch allspice
- pinch nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 dark chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- Place almonds in a large food processor and blend on high until ground (30s)
- Add dates to food processor and blend on high until combined into thick paste
- Add carrots to food processor and blend until combined.
- Add all other ingredients to food processor except the chocolate chips and blend on high until combined
- Add the chocolate chips and blend on high for 10 seconds
- Line a baking tray with 9 paper cups and scoop the carrot cake into the lined cups
- Place in freezer for 20 minutes or so. Meanwhile, prepare the icing by melting the chocolate chips and almond butter together on the stove top on low heat or in the microwave for 1 minute in 20 second increments (stirring at 20 seconds).
- Remove cups from freezer and top with chocolate icing. Place cups back in the freezer for 20 minutes**
- Remove from freezer and enjoy!
*To soften dates, soak in hot water for 10 minutes or so.
**Be careful putting these in the freezer if there are large chunks of dates and you have small children as they can get quite hard and hurt teeth/become a chocking hazard. You can also store them in the fridge for kids to keep dates soft.
***These also make great balls or mini cups 🙂