Recipe: No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls

raw carrot cake energy balls

One of our favorite pre- and post-workout snacks are no-bake protein or energy balls. These energy balls are super easy to make and incredibly convenient to pop in a bag and take anywhere.

raw carrot cake ball ingredients


The Chia seeds provide energy and the almonds and walnuts offer the healthy fats and protein. At less than 200 calories and 4 WWP+ a serving, this is a great snack to make ahead and enjoy throughout the week!

raw carrot cake balls on pan

They're also a great snack to entice picky eaters when they need a little nutritious boost during the day! For other flavors besides carrot cake, check out our PB and Fruit Protein Balls.

raw carrot cake energy balls

Recipe: No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: refrigerate for 1-2 hours
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 2 balls


  • 1 cup carrot, shredded

  • 1 cup almonds

  • 8 dates or ½ cup golden raisins

  • ¼ cup walnuts

  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil

  • 2 tsp Chia seeds (or flax seeds)

  • 1 tsp Allspice

  • ½ tsp brown sugar

  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves


  1. Combine all ingredients (except for butterscotch chips) in a food processor and process until combined. Mixture can still be a bit chunky. (Be careful not to over-process nuts as these release too much oil if over-processed. Try pulsing the mixture instead of letting in blend to avoid mixture being over-processed.)

  2. Fold in butterscotch chips with spatula.

  3. Using a Tbsp, shape mixture into balls and freeze for 1-2 hours. Store in a plastic baggy in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving: (2 balls)
Calories: 158
Fat: 12g
Carbohydrates: 9g
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 4g
Sugars: 7g
Sodium: 9mg
WWP+: 4
SmartPoints: 6