No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Bites with Coconut Icing

By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

We made these cake bites to share in the Reboot with Joe office this week as a little Valentine’s Day treat and they were a huge hit. They are delicious, easy to make and won’t wreak havoc on your 2015 Resolutions for healthier eating either. They’re loaded with healthy fat and lower in sugar than other red velvet desserts; and as an extra bonus, we were able to cut back on total sugar used by choosing maple syrup that is more concentrated than other sweeteners, and is also packed with antioxidants.

You can also get creative with these cake bites as you can switch their color by adding different colored juice (a healthy food coloring!) and by swapping cashews for almonds or another nut. Make these treats for you and your favorite Valentine or simply make them for fun any time throughout the year.

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Cake Bites:

  • 1 cup (150 g) cashews
  • 1 cup (100 g) coconut shreds or flour
  • 8-10 dates, pitted
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp beet juice
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • dash of sea salt


  • 1/4 cup (55 g) coconut butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup



  1. Add cashews to a food processor and process until a fine crumble forms.
  2. Add in the remaining cake bite ingredients to the processor and process until a sticky dough-like consistency is formed.
  3. Roll the dough into quarter-sized balls.
  4. Set in the fridge for 30 minutes to harden.
  5. While the cake bites are in the fridge, make the icing by adding the coconut butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup into a bowl and stir well until all combined. (Hint: it’s easiest to melt the coconut butter and oil first).
  6. Then spoon a dollop of icing onto the cake bites, sprinkle with a little extra sea salt and enjoy!

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes (in the fridge)

Total time: 50 minutes

Servings: 16

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories130
  • Fat8g
  • Saturated Fat5g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium80mg
  • Carbohydrates15g
  • Fiber2g
  • Sugars12g
  • Protein 2g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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