We are big fans of The Natural Nurturer. She loads veggies in everything she makes so when we saw her no-bake carrot balls we decided to make it our way with a little help from the cub.
We started by cleaning the carrots. The cub really likes peeling. The safest way to teach a kid to peel a carrot is to have it flat on the counter and to peel away from their body.
Use a grater with a handle and make sure it is on a flat non-slip surface. We also taught the cub to hold the end of the carrot and thoroughly explained why the grater could hurt her hands and fingers if they got too close. She did an excellent job completing the task.
After the carrots were added, the cub added the oats, dates and peanut butter.
With precision she added the chia seeds and honey.
A colorful mix of ingredients. No baking – just mix well.
Grandma Didi had fun teaching the cub how to roll the balls in her palms.
So much goodness in a bite-sized energy ball.
Carrot Energy Balls
- 1/2 cup finely grated carrot (about 1 medium sized carrot)
- 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/3 cup honey or less
- 1 cup oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 3 dates pitted and chopped
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips(mini if you have them)
Combine the carrots, peanut butter, honey, oats, chia seeds, dates and chocolate chips in a bowl.
Mix until all ingredients are blended evenly.
Chill in your freezer for 30 minutes. This helps make the batter to form into balls easier.
Roll tablespoon size balls between your palms.
Place the balls on a cookie sheet and chill in your freezer for about 2 hours or until firm.