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Carrot Cake Bites


1 hour 50 minutes
Skill Level
20 bites

Love carrot cake? Try these adorable carrot cake bites for your next party!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
5 minutes
Chill Time
1 hour 15 minutes


  • 2 pkgs
  • 1/2 cup
    almond butter (125 mL)
  • 1/4 cup
    packed brown sugar (60 mL)
  • 2 tbsps
    unsalted butter (30 mL)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (5 mL)
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon (5 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves (1 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg (1 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt (1 mL)
  • 3/4 cup
    chopped pecans, divided (175 mL)
  • 1/2 cup
    shredded carrots (125 mL)
  • 1/2 cup
    sweetened shredded coconut (125 mL)
  • 1/4 cup
    finely chopped dried pineapple (60 mL)
  • 1 tbsp
    coconut oil (15 mL)


Equipment Needed 
saucepan Saucepan
skewers or toothpicks Skewers or Toothpicks
baking sheet Baking Sheet

Combine 3/4 cup cream cheese chips, almond butter, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt in medium saucepan set over medium-low heat. Stir until smooth and melted. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans, carrots, coconut and pineapple until blended. Transfer to medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled and firm, about 1 hour 15 minutes.


Substitute pecans with walnuts or almonds if preferred.


Scoop tablespoonfuls (15 mL) of carrot mixture and roll into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls. Arrange on parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Chill for 15 minutes or until firm.


Melt remaining cream cheese chips with coconut oil in medium heatproof bowl fitted over medium saucepan of barely simmering water until smooth. (Alternatively, melt in microwave-safe bowl in microwave on MEDIUM heat, stirring every 30 seconds, for 2 to 3 minutes.)


Use skewers or toothpicks to dip balls in melted chips mixture, letting excess drip back into bowl. Return to parchment paper–lined baking sheet, then carefully remove skewers.


Garnish bites with remaining pecans, using some to cover skewer holes. Refrigerate for 30 to 35 minutes or until firm and set. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.