Carrot Cake Bars

Applesauce is used in place of half the oil to reduce fat. Optional additions: 1/2 c. walnuts in the icing. 1 c. diced pineapple in the batter. 1/2 c. chocolate chips on the frosted bars.
Carrot Cake Bars
Carrot Cake Bars

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

36

bars

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

36

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    c. flour

  • 1

    c. packed brown sugar

  • 3/4

    c. granulated sugar

  • 2

    t. ground cinnamon

  • 1 1/2

    t. baking powder

  • 1 1/2

    t. baking soda

  • 1

    c. slightly beaten egg whites (7 or 8 egg whites)

  • 1/2

    c. applesauce

  • 1/2

    c. cooking oil

  • 3

    c. finely shredded carrot

  • 2

    c. sifted powdered sugar

  • 8

    oz. cream cheese (could use reduced fat)

Directions

1. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Coat 15x10 baking pan with cooking spray. 2. In large bowl mix flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and soda. 3. In medium bowl, mix eggwhites, applesauce, and oil. Stir into flour mixture. Stir in carrots. 4. Spread batter in pan. Cook until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack. 5. In medium bowl, beat together powdered sugar and cream cheese until smooth. 6. Spread over carrot cake and slice into 36 bars.

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