• Kelly

    posted on April 14, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    I couldn’t agree more! And—YUM!


  • Lauren

    posted on April 14, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Oh Amy, it’s so nice to see other gluten-free bloggers on here! What a great way to spread the love =D. Hallie is fantastic and those bites look wonderful!


  • Lori

    posted on April 15, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Thank you Amy for the reminder and the recipe! I am in the process of changing some things up in our household and getting enough fruits and veggies is a challenge! I do like the idea of this recipe though…I’ve printed it already! Thanks for sharing! I really enjoy your blog, it is full of great information!


  • Sophie

    posted on April 15, 2010 at 8:27 am

    What a cool snack these are! Reminds me of a Larabar, only better because it’s homemade :).


  • Cara

    posted on April 15, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I’m loving all the raw-ball ideas I see around lately – especially love the addition of the grated carrots, so nutritious and yummy!


  • Noelle

    posted on April 15, 2010 at 11:20 am

    WOW! This looks and sounds fantastic. I have been wannting to make a yummy raw dessert. It is on my to-do list! Thanks!


  • Jessica Meyer

    posted on April 15, 2010 at 11:22 am

    These look great! The combination of flavors looks delicious.


  • Alta

    posted on April 15, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    I totally agree. I was chatting with a coworker of mine, who was talking about having all of these digestive issues (she has colitis) and she always tells me she eats pretty healthily. She finally visited the nutritionist, because she couldn’t seem to get a handle on flare-ups. Her nutritionist mentioned the same things you’re saying (and what I’ve been gently preaching – okay, maybe sometimes not-so-gently) – eat less processed foods, and more whole fruits and vegetables! Then the truth comes out – she tells me about the preservative-filled yogurt she eats. The ramen noodles. The ready-to-eat Hormel roasts. The Sun Chips. In my head, I am screaming (well no *(^&$^%$ wonder!!!), but I know that so many Americans eat this way all the time – and when they have to go gluten-free, they immediately seek out replacements for those “fast” fix foods – and they still are eating a lot of empty calories and preservatives, when many of us would do well just to take your advice here and get their recommended daily intake of fruits and veggies.
    Okay, off my soapbox for now. As for these cake bites? I think I need to try these out ASAP. They sound dangerously good!


    Amy Reply:

    @Alta, I had a friend bring some gluten-free crackers to class and she thought she was eating healthier. They were made with tapioca starch and no whole grains. Once in a while that’s ok, but a box for lunch isn’t quite healthier.

    It opened up some dialogue and I was able to share with her exactly what you’re talking about – reaching for an apple or some veggies sticks and hummus instead of a box of crackers. She had no idea that some gluten free products are no better, and sometimes worse, than their glutenoid counterparts.

    The more we blog about it, the better change we have at getting our message across.


  • Maggie Savage

    posted on April 15, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing Hallie and her recipe with us Amy. Raw balls are fairly new to me, but what excites me most about them is sharing them with my babes. What a great treat for them, and it’s something they can easily help me make!


  • pdw

    posted on April 15, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    “Not many people are allergic to dark leafy greens, root vegetables, carrots, celery, fresh berries, apples, or broccoli!”

    I am or have close friends/relatives who are allergic to some dark greens, potatoes, carrots, and apples. And celery is a huge allergy in Europe similar to peanuts in the US.

    However, even with intolerances or sensitivities to many fruits and vegetables, I still follow a whole-foods, plant-rich diet, gluten free and vegetarian.


  • Jenna

    posted on April 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    These look amazing – and a nifty way to start tip-toeing into raw foods.

    Do you think just straight cashews would work (replacing the very healthy but throat closing walnuts lol) or perhaps a mix of seeds?

    Only one way to be positive – I believe my food processor is going to get a workout this weekend!


  • Stephanie

    posted on April 17, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    These are so yummy! They taste like carrot cake does. I took them to a seminar today and everyone wanted to know the recipe and how to make them. Blend away in the food processor and 15 minutes later you have carrot balls of goodness! Love it! Love the blog! Love you! Thanks for posting it Amy & to Hallie for creating it!


  • Renee

    posted on April 17, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Wow! These look delicious! I had a friend turn me on to these Sesame Coconut Balls last year that had dates, nuts, cocoa and coconut in them. Absolutely wonderful! So I may have to try these. I am not a huge fan of carrot cake, even though when I do have some it always tastes really good, but I think I’d like to try these. I will have to see of Trader Joe’s has any more small containers of dates. Thanks Amy and Hallie!


  • Kerri

    posted on April 26, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I have really enjoyed reading your blog today. I am dealing with Candida and Gluten. So when I found your blog I was excited. Altho you are able to eat things I cannot on the candida end of things I still found your blog very inspiring. I am used to looking at a recipe and switching it up with Xylitol for my sweetner. It has a milder taste to me than Stevia which has a bite to my taste buds and it has a fungus busting property to it…so win win!
    I will be visiting again I am sure! Thank you for the bread machine recipe I am going to try it!


  • Alta

    posted on May 29, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I wasn’t sure whether I told you that I made these once already and loved them. Well, making them again for Memorial Day weekend – hooray! I’m a carrot cake fiend and these are my new favorite non-guilty treat!


  • Thomas DeKorte

    posted on July 8, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I made these the other day and ate the entire batch. I’ve missed carrot cake so much since going gluten, grain, and sugar free, and these definitely satisfied the craving. Thanks for posting!


    Amy Reply:

    @Thomas DeKorte, So glad you like them!!!


  • Donna

    posted on July 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    These are soooo good. I’m pre-diabetic and am looking for more variety in high-protein, low carb eating. I love this site!


    Amy Reply:

    @Donna, Thanks, Donna!


  • Annette

    posted on August 16, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Made these for breakfast this morning. They are delicious, kid friendly and very filling. I love daily bites I get SO many great recipes there!


    Amy Reply:

    @Annette, Hallie is an incredible and quite creative cook. :) So glad you came back to share your experience with her recipes.



  • hiep

    posted on December 17, 2012 at 12:25 am

    This is great sugar-free recipes. It look wonderfull. I will try it.
    Thanks Amy and Hallie!


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