Flo's Carrot Bars
A jar of baby food carrots is Flo's secret ingredient in this recipe for spiced carrot bars topped with a cream cheese frosting.
2 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup baby food carrots
2 teaspoons vanilla extract - divided use
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
Cream Cheese Frosting:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- Preheat oven to 375ºF (175ºC).
- For Carrot Bars: In a medium bowl combine eggs, sugar, oil, and baby food carrots. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and chopped nuts. Pour into a greased and floured 15-inch jelly roll pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool on rack. Frost.
- For Cream Cheese Frosting: In a small bowl beat butter, cream cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and powdered sugar until of spreading consistency.
Makes 36 bars.