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Carrot Bars Recipe

Carrot Bars

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"These bars taste just like carrot cake."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, carrots, spices, raisins, water, orange juice and butter. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour mixture into a large bowl and cool to lukewarm. Add flour, baking soda, and salt to the carrot mixture. Mix well, and stir in walnuts.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 11, 2003

Very good and very easy. I added in an 8oz can of drained crushed pineapple and topped the bars with the allspice cream cheese frosting. A definite keeper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 15, 2003

I just made these bars, and was surprised to find no mention of where to put the 3 tbsps of butter. I put the butter in the pot to simmer with the rest. I added extra spice: 1 tsp ginger. I also skipped the walnuts, since without nuts these bars could be considered lowfat. I cooked these bars for 25 minutes and that was enough. The texture of these bars isn't ideal, but the taste is nice. I'd probably put a bit less sugar (3/4 c) in next time and sprinkle some powdered sugar on top. A decent lowfat snack cake

Mar 18, 2010

This is a nice, not too sweet, dense bar or square. I used a generous cup of carrots, added a grated apple and a Tbsp of lemon juice. I left out the butter and cut the sugar in half. Instead of 2 cups all purpose flour, I used 1 cup whole wheat, 1/2 cup quick oats, 1/2 cup wheat germ. I am quite happy with it and will likely make again.

Jan 16, 2006

This is a great recipe! It's easy to make. The spicy flavor is great. The sugar can definitely be reduced, it's quite sweet as is. Very good.

Sep 11, 2003

I also found no mention of the 3 Tbs butter so I put it in the pot to boil as well. I used golden raisins which add a nice juicy addition. I also made a quick cream cheese frosting to top them with, YUM! Turned out kinda like carrot cake brownies!

Mar 09, 2011

VERY GOOD but I added and egg, pineapple & brown sugar. Also, I frosted it.

Jun 04, 2007

Thanks to the reviewer who made the suggestion to cook the carrot mixture in a glass mixing bowl in the microwave, then mix everything else in that bowl. So much easier and less to clean up!! I used 2/3 cup Splenda,doubled the spices, omitted the raisins, added 2 tsps vanilla, 8 oz. can well-drained pineapple, and 1 cup chopped pecans. I also used a Cream Cheese Frosting. The bars were a huge hit at a church gathering last night. The next time, i will add 1/2 cup more shredded carrots and add 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour. This recipe will be my new favorite cessert to take to pot lucks and family gatherings.

Jul 01, 2007

Very good bars. My kids helped make them and even with their imperfect measuring, they turned out great.


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  • Calories
  • 130 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 144 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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