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Carrot Cake Truffles

Carrot Cake Truffles

I ate far more of these carrot cake truffles than I typically do when presented with carrot cake. It’s just so tempting to ingest one truffle after another every time I walk past them! These carrot cake truffles taste just like carrot cake, but they are lighter and fresher. You can roll them in crushed nuts, dried pineapple, cinnamon sugar, coconut flakes, or all of the above!

Carrot Cake Truffles

These carrot cake truffles come together super easily using their little secret…. Idaho® mashed potatoes! No one will ever know the potatoes are there unless you tell them. They simply help to bind the truffle ingredients together and to lend them a light, buttery flavor.

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Carrot Cake Truffles

These carrot cake truffles taste just like carrot cake, but they are lighter and fresher.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake recipe, carrot cake truffles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 32 truffles
Calories 67kcal
Author Stef

Ingredients

  • 9 1/2 ounces carrots about 2 medium-sized carrots
  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup mashed Idaho® potatoes make from scratch with your favorite buttery family recipe or use Idahoan Signature™ Russets Mashed Potatoes, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or finely diced dried pineapple for topping

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a food processor, pulse carrots until finely diced.
  • Pulse in almond meal, coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and sugar.
  • Transfer mixture to a medium-sized bowl and fold in mashed potatoes.
  • Roll into tablespoon-sized balls.
  • Roll balls in your choice of topping(s) – chopped nuts, coconut, cinnamon sugar, and/or diced dried pineapple.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake Truffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 67 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1405IU28%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Note: I originally created this recipe for the Idaho Potato Commission.

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