The perfect naturally sweet and healthy snack, Carrot Coconut Energy Balls come together in 5 minutes and taste just like Carrot Cake! Don’t miss this super easy to make recipe for energy balls that everyone will love.

carrot coconut energy balls on a white pedestal with dates and a carrot in the background

If you are looking for a quick and easy make-ahead recipe that’s great for breakfast, snack time, or a treat, then this is it! These healthy Carrot Coconut Energy Balls are perfect any time of day. And they are totally customizable and simple to make.

I just love recipes that are no bake and come together in less than 5 minutes. Because of their size, Carrot Coconut Energy Balls are perfect to take as a snack or add to lunches. They are also great to eat before a workout session or reenergize afterwards.

energy balls on a parchment lined baking sheet with dates and carrot in background

Some other delicious energy balls recipes include Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls made with pumpkin puree and white chocolate chips. Another popular and simple recipe is Chocolate Coconut Energy Ball Bites. A kid favorite that tastes just like Almond Joys!

How to Make Carrot Coconut Energy Balls

Firstly, you need a food processor. This is one of those essential energy balls items that you just can’t avoid. I personally love the 14 cup Cuisinart Food Processor and use mine all the time. However, if you are just starting out and looking for a more economical option, the Hamilton Beach Food Processor is a great appliance and comes with attachments for slicing, shredding, and more.

Start by peeling and dicing the carrot into large chunks. Place in food processor and pulse until finely diced.

shredded carrot in a food processor

Next, add in the dates, peanut butter, coconut, rolled oats, and cinnamon.

overhead photo of food processor with oats, dates, shredded coconut, carrot, and peanut butter

Process for about a minute or until the mixture forms a ball. You may need to add a teaspoon or two of water if the mixture is too dry.

food processor with dough

Next, line a baking sheet with parchment and start rolling the mixture into balls. I like to use a cookie scoop to ensure that the energy balls are around the same size.

carrot cake energy balls rolled out on parchment

And that’s it! Refrigerate the bites so they can firm up slightly before storing them in an airtight container. You can refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for up to two months. Also, feel free to customize them by adding raisins, chocolate chips, or using a different nut butter or peanut butter alternative. Enjoy!

Tried this recipe? Be sure to comment below and let me know what you think!

energy balls on a parchment lined baking sheet with dates and carrot in background

Carrot Coconut Energy Balls

Delicious and easy to make energy balls that taste just like Carrot Cake!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24 balls
Calories: 83kcal


  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced into large pieces
  • 10 large dates, pitted (about a cup)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • In a food processor, pulse the carrot until finely diced. Add in the remaining ingredients and process until mixture starts to form a ball. If too dry, add in up to a tablespoon of water until a ball forms.
  • Use a cookie scoop to measure out batter and roll into balls. You should be able to make about 24 balls. Refigerate to firm up. Store in an airtight container in the refigerator for up to a week.


These are excellent make ahead snacks that are healthy and satisfying. This recipe serves as a great base and can be modified by adding in raisins, mini chocolate chips, or swiping the peanut butter for a different nut butter. 


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 502IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    You had me at no-bake and just 5 minutes! I love healthy snacks that don’t take long to make!