Fresh carrot candy recipes that will satisfy any palate. Get inspired!

What is inherent to Christmas is candy.

Now you have a unique opportunity to expand your collection with truly unconventional pieces.

We have prepared for you 6 luxurious recipes for carrot cookies for the biggest connoisseurs.

Diabetics, as well as lovers of sweet marmalades, will find their way.

Get inspired!

Gluten-free carrot balls (suitable for diabetics)

Who doesn’t love Christmas balls! They are easy to prepare and are always among the first to disappear from the plate. This time we have a sugar-free version for you, so it is also suitable for diabetics.


  • 150 g of walnuts
  • 250 g of almonds
  • 200 g of dates
  • 150 g grated carrot
  • 200 g of dried coconut
  • 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons of crushed allspice
  • a pinch of cloves
  • pinch of salt


  1. Using a stick blender or a food processor, grind the almonds separately and the walnuts separately.
  2. Leave the walnut crumbs aside.
  3. Add pitted dates, carrots, coconut, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and salt to the almonds.
  4. Next, add the juice and peel of one orange and combine everything properly into a dough.
  5. Shape the dough into balls weighing approximately 20 grams each.
  6. Then roll the balls in nut crumbs and you have an excellent gluten-free carrot cake.
Christmas balls without gluten from carrots.

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Christmas carrot cookies

Carrots and cinnamon combine in this light and fluffy Christmas cookie. In combination with a delicious cream cheese topping, this is an absolute delicacy that will be appreciated not only by your children!


  • 1 cup butter (salted cream)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups grated raw carrots
  • Christmas candy decoration

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, slightly softened
  • 230 g cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract


  • Grate 2 cups raw carrots
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Stir in the cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix well.
  • Add the flour and mix until combined.
  • Add 2 cups carrots.
  • Bake the cookies in an oven preheated to 190 degrees Celsius for 13-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Let the cookies cool
  • Prepare the frosting.
  • Add the butter, cream cheese and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl.
  • The butter and cream cheese should be “slightly softened”, meaning they are still cold but have been out of the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
  • Mix the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together on medium speed until thoroughly combined (about 2 minutes).
  • Use a spatula to scrape the mixture off the sides of the bowl before moving on to the next step.
  • Next, add powdered sugar.
  • Turn the mixer (or electric mixer) to the lowest setting and keep it on low until the cream cheese/butter and sugar are incorporated (about 30 seconds).
  • Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl, then increase the speed to medium-high and mix for another 30-45 seconds until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Put it in the fridge for an hour or two to set.
  • If the frosting is too thin, add either 1/2 cup of powdered sugar or 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
  • Mix again and check the consistency.
  • Then cover the finished cookies with icing and decorate with Christmas decorations.
Carrot cookies decorated with frosting and Christmas decorations.

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Glued carrot candy

Delicious carrot cake with cream cheese filling! It is perfect not only for Christmas, but also for Easter.


  • 2 cups (250 g) plain flour
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup (113 g) butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup (100 g) cane sugar
  • ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 and ½ cups (180 g) finely grated carrots

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup (226 g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup (56 g) butter, , room temperature
  • 1 and ½ cups (187 g) sifted powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  • Line two trays with baking paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices, and salt.
  • Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in the vanilla.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients and beat until combined.
  • Stir in the grated carrot.
  • Transfer the batter to a piping bag fitted with a round tip.
  • Press round pieces of dough about 3 cm in diameter onto one of the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2.5 cm apart.
  • Alternatively, you can use an ice cream scoop to transfer the batter, but a piping bag is faster and creates a nice round shape.
  • Bake each batch for about 12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden around the edges.
  • Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let the cookies cool for 5 minutes, then remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • Beat the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until the mixture is creamy and free of lumps.
  • Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a tip.
  • Pair the cookies according to size and fill them with cream cheese filling.
  • Store in the fridge and let them come to room temperature before serving.
Stuffed carrot cookies stacked on top of each other.

Carrot candy with jam

If you already have your homemade jams ready, this recipe is for you! You will fall in love with luxurious sugar-free wholemeal carrot scarves filled with jam. Can you imagine anything better? Certainly not us! The given recipe is for 15-20 pieces, but it depends on the size.


  • 250 g wholemeal spelled flour (you can also use classic semi-coarse flour)
  • 150 g of butter
  • 250 g of carrots
  • pinch of salt
  • plum jam


  • Peel and finely grate the carrot.
  • Mix the butter with the carrots, flour and salt and make a smooth, non-sticky dough.
  • Place the dough in the refrigerator and let it rest for at least 20 minutes.
  • Roll out the rested dough on a floured rolling pin to a thickness of approximately 0.5 cm.
  • Cut the dough into smaller squares – approx. 3 x 3 cm.
  • Place a spoonful of jam in the center of each square and fold the opposite ends over each other and press gently with your fingers.
  • Bake the scarves in an oven heated to 180 degrees Celsius for no more than 20 minutes.
  • Put the baked sabetti on a wire rack to cool completely before tasting.
Carrot wraps stuffed with jam on a hand-held plate.

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Simple Carrot Truffles

Well, this is an absolute treat! Try the following recipe for carrot truffles that will just leave you with dust. The combination of carrot dough with a luxurious white chocolate coating is simply impossible to resist!


  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • half a teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 and 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 10-12 baby carrots or 2 medium carrots, finely grated
  • 230 g of softened cream cheese
  • 340 g of easily soluble white frosting in cubes
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecan pieces


  • Preheat the oven to 175° Celsius.
  • Grease a 20×20 cm square baking dish and set aside.
  • Add oil, both sugars, eggs and vanilla to a large bowl.
  • Mix with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined.
  • Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Add the flour and mix well to incorporate.
  • Stir in the grated carrot.
  • Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for 30-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
  • Line a large tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • Add the softened cream cheese to a medium bowl.
  • Using 2 forks, crumble the cake into fine crumbs.
  • Add the carrot cake crumbs to the cream cheese.
  • Mix well.
  • Shape the mixture into balls with a diameter of 2.5 cm and place them on a lined tray.
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Add well-dissolved white icing in chunks to a pan over medium heat.
  • Stir occasionally until completely dissolved and you have a smooth mixture.
  • Transfer to a small bowl for easier dipping.
  • Dip each carrot truffle into the melted white chocolate and coat evenly.
  • It may be easier to insert a toothpick into each ball and roll around the chocolate to coat.
  • Transfer each truffle back to the lined baking sheet and immediately sprinkle with chopped pecans before the chocolate hardens.
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes to allow the chocolate to set completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Carrot truffles covered in white chocolate and decorated with chopped nuts.

Christmas carrot-cinnamon trees (suitable for diabetics)

A simple recipe for delicious carrot candy without sugar, which will be appreciated not only by diabetics! From the given amount of dough, you will have around 40 pieces of Christmas cookies with carrots.


  • 200 g of boiled carrots
  • 350 g plain flour
  • 60 ml of milk
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Boil the peeled carrot and then blend it into a paste.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients to the bowl with the carrot puree and knead the Christmas tree dough – by yourself or with the help of a food processor.
  4. Roll out the resulting dough into a sheet about ½ cm thick.
  5. Use a tree-shaped cutter to create motifs from the dough, which you gradually place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  6. Bake the trees in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Small trees baked from carrots and cinnamon.

Carrot marmalade for Linnaeus sweets

This time, try to make your Linn sweets a little more special. Our carrot marmalade is perfect for this, which is easy to prepare and tastes absolutely luxurious!


  • 750 g of carrots
  • 250 g of icing sugar
  • 2 lemons


  1. Peel your carrots.
  2. Grate 50 g of it and set aside.
  3. Cut the rest of the peeled carrot into rounds.
  4. Place the carrot rings in a larger pot, cover with water and cook until soft.
  5. Blend the cooked carrots and put them back on the stove.
  6. Squeeze 2 lemons into the carrot puree, add the icing sugar and stir until the marmalade comes to a boil.
  7. Put the finished marmalade aside and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Pour the cooled jam into warm and sterilized jars, which you close properly.
  9. Turn the closed jars upside down and store in a cool, dry place for a maximum of one year.
Carrot jam in a jar and fresh carrots and a knife are placed next to it.

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And you can also experiment with carrots in these candy ideas.

For example, you can get carrot vanilla rolls by adding cooked and blended carrots to the original dough recipe.

5 reasons why carrots and Christmas cookies are a divine combination

  • You discover completely new tastes .
  • The combination of healthy vegetables and sinful sweetness creates a compromise where snacking is allowed.
  • Carrot candy will please not only those who have a sweet tooth at Christmas, but also those who, thanks to a healthy diet , tend to avoid it during this period.
  • The cake stand (a tiered dessert tray) will be a little more colorful, richer and more attractive .
  • Even those who would otherwise never look at carrots indulge their bodies. You will especially appreciate this in your children.

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