Raw Choco Bites With Oats and Carrots

These raw choco bites might look and taste decadent, but they're mainly made of banana, carrot, and oats. You can make them for dessert or use them as a raw power snack, as they're sweetened with energizing figs, dates, and raw cacao.

By Margarita Restrepo and Michele Lastella,

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  • 1 carrot
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3 dried figs
  • 3 dates
  • 2 tsp. raw cacao powder
  • Shredded coconut (optional)


  • Chop carrot in large pieces. In a food processor, blend carrots, figs, and dates for 10-15 seconds or until minced. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add banana and oats and mash with a fork or bare hands. Add carrot mix and raw cacao. Blend together until mixture is uniform. Shape into 1-inch round bites and set aside.
  • Pour some shredded coconut (if using) on a small bowl, and roll each bite until coconut covers the surface. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Comments (15)

(4 from 6 votes)

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can these be frozen?

Lisa, Forks Over Knives Support

Hi CDB, Yes, these should freeze well!


Very tasty. Not too sweet.

M. Reis

These are dreamy!! Loved them.

Helen Webb

What is raw cacao? Cacao powder or nibs?


These are pretty good. The consistency is not for everyone though, I would love if I could get them to harden up a little. My pop in the freezer for 15mins and see how I fair. Loved taste though and easy and fun to make


Easy to make and healthy, but texture is like goo and tastes unappealing. I even tried baking them and it still tasted like too much banana and was gooky inside.


Should I be blending in a blender all the ingredient or in a bowl with a fork?


Could I use 3 additional dates instead of the figs?

Sonya W

Wow, I think this might be the worst recipe I've ever made! It doesn't just taste awful, but it sits terribly in your stomach afterwards too!

M. Reis

You must have done something wrong... these are some of the best truffles I've ever made. There is nothing odd in the 5 ingredients, unless you used the actual cacao bean? The recipe calls for cacao powder.


How long can you store these - in the fridge I assume?

Courtney Davison

Hi K D, In the refrigerator, these should stay good for about three days. I've updated the recipe instructions to note this. Thank you, Courtney Associate Editor Forks Over Knives


I just saw the reviews and M. Reis needs to look at the ingredients. All it calls for is raw cacao. The word "powder" is nowhere to be seen. People who have never used a lot of the ingredients that Forks Over Knives recipes call for have to constantly look them up on Google and in a lot of cases, they have to find substitutes because the stores in their areas don't handle the exact called for ingredients. I do wish the recipes from FOK would simplify their ingredients to common names and uses. Not everyone can (or wants to) live in California or New York, but thousands live in the other states and they, too, want to eat healthy. Isn't that what FOK at least started out to accomplish? Healthy food for everyone?

skye claussen

delicious thanks so much for the recipe it was quick easy and so dam good!

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Headshots of Margarita Restrepo, found of Naked Food Magazine, and Michele Lastella, founder of Sustainable Society

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Margarita Restrepo and Michele Lastella

Margarita Restrepo is the founder and editor-in-chief of Naked Food Magazine and author of the Naked Food Cookbook. Restrepo is certified in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and Cornell University and is the lead Naked Food Chef and recipe developer. Michele Lastella is founder of Sustainable Society, a media organization focused on developing sustainable innovation through ancient knowledge. Lastella is an Italian plant-based cuisine chef, Naked Food Chef, and producer of biodynamic wine and olives. He is also a reiki master, film writer, and director. Find Restrepo on LinkedIn and Lastella on LinkedIn.
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