Carrot-Orange Bars Recipe -
Carrot-Orange Bars Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Carrot-Orange Bars

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"Moist and tasty...with coconut, orange, and carrots."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 11x7 inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until well blended. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg and slowly add to mixture, alternating with 1/3 cup orange juice and 2 teaspoons of rind. Stir in the coconut and carrots. Pour batter into baking pan.
  3. Bake for about 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cool on wire racks.
  4. Combine 1/2 cup of orange juice, 1 teaspoon of orange rind and 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar. Warm slightly and pour over cooled bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

The hardest part is zesting and juicing the orange, which is really no sweat! I brought these to a party and they were the first dessert to go! Everyone thought that they were pumpkin, though! I used baby food carrots because they are already cooked and mashed...much easier! Really yummy, but a little sticky...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

These are horrible. A doughy, lumpy, mess. Not a cookie, really, just a flat plank of not very tasty un-risen cake, with a runny orange glaze. Don't waste your money or your time.


6 Ratings

Feb 21, 2012

I had a hard time rating this since I modified it a bit. Because of the complaints about the glaze, I used the Simple Orange Glaze from this site instead of making the glaze called for in the recipe. I followed the cake part to a T. The cake itself is not all that sweet, but it is good. Without the glaze it has more of a muffin taste than a dessert. I gave it 4 stars based on how I made it, with an alternative glaze, not based on the recipe as written with cake and glaze. I'd probably give the cake alone 3 stars.

Jun 29, 2011

I think this has way too much glaze. I'd probably cut the confectioner's sugar down to 1 cup, maybe even 3/4 cup. The glaze just puddled on top of the bars in the dish. I ended up taking a skewer and poking holes in the top so that it could penetrate the cake. The bars are really sticky, but I think that's just because there's so much glaze IMO. To my surprise, there wasn't a whole lot of carrot flavor in this, and I don't think it would hurt to add some finely shredded carrot to the batter. The predominant flavor is orange. FYI, it took about five medium carrots to yield 1 cup of mashed carrot. The coconut adds a nice texture to these very moist and rich bars.

Jan 16, 2006

Gone in 60 seconds! The whole 11x7"pan!

Aug 05, 2009

This recipie was delicious, I made it in a smaller pan so it turned out more of a cake. The cake itself is such a lovely taste, definitly a winner. My only negative is the 'icing' don't get me wrong, its one of the best icings ive tasted, but it was runny. I think next time I will add double the icing sugar.


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  • Calories
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

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

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