5/5 - (1 vote)

Carrot cake Easter egg bites

These spiced carrot cake truffles, shaped into Easter eggs and drizzled with chocolate, are delicious fun for the whole family.

  • Skill Easy
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cook time N/A mins
  • Servings 20-22
Rating
5/5 - (1 vote)

Ingredients:

  • 3 Weet-Bix™ wheat biscuits
  • 2 large carrots, roughly chopped (approx. 240 g)
  • 8-10 medjool dates, pitted (140 g)
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans or walnuts (60 g)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp ground ginger, to tast
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed (linseed) meal
  • pinch salt
To Decorate:
  • 40 g dark chocolate, melted and just-cooled
  • 1 Tbsp shredded coconut

Method:

  1. In a food processor, pulse Weet-Bix and nuts to a crumb – transfer to a medium bowl. Add carrots and dates to the processor and pulse to a rough puree.
  2. Scrape carrot mixture into the bowl with the Weet-Bix. Add spices, flaxseed, and salt, and stir well to combine.
  3. Use a tablespoon measure to divide mixture into approximately 22 pieces. Roll into egg-shaped bites, place on a lined tray, and refrigerate 30 mins.
  4. Decorate carrot eggs with chocolate and coconut. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, for up to a week.

Tips:

  • If using dried dates instead of fresh (medjool) dates – soak 100g pitted dried dates in 2 Tbsp boiling water, until cool. Add dates and any soaking liquid to processor with the carrots.
  • Bites can be rolled in coconut before refrigerating. Chocolate will set more quickly if the bites are chilled.

Nutritional information:

  • Per Serve
  • Energy (kJ)
    349
  • (Cal)
    83
  • Protein (g)
    1
  • Fat (g)
    3
  • Saturated Fat (g)
    0.8
  • Carbohydrate (g)
    11
  • Sugars (g)
    9
  • Dietary Fibre (g)
    2.3
  • Sodium (mg)
    24
  • Potassium (mg)
    158
  • Calcium (mg)
    18
  • Iron (mg)
    0.6