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  • Makes: 12 to 36 servings
  • Yield: 36 bar cookies in the larger baking pan or 12 to 15 snack-cake servings in the smaller baking pan
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Cool 1 hr
  • Bake 25 mins

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Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 8 - ounce carton frozen egg product, thawed, or 1 cup slightly beaten egg whites (7 or 8 egg whites)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 3 cups finely shredded carrot
  • 1 recipe Pineapple Frosting (see recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Directions

  1. Coat a 15x10x1-inch or 13x9x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the all-purpose flour, packed brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. Stir together thawed egg product or egg whites, applesauce, and cooking oil. Stir into flour mixture. Stir in carrot.
  4. Spread the dessert batter into the prepared pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. (You should allow 25 to 30 minutes for the 15x10x1-inch pan or 35 to 40 minutes for the 13x9x2-inch pan.) Cool the bars completely on a wire rack.
  5. Prepare the Pineapple Frosting. Spread the Pineapple Frosting over the dessert; sprinkle with the chopped walnuts or pecans. Makes 36 bar cookies in the larger baking pan or 12 to 15 snack-cake servings in the smaller baking pan.

Pineapple Frosting

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 8 - ounce container soft-style cream cheese with pineapple

Directions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat together powdered sugar and cream cheese with pineapple until the frosting is smooth.

Nutrition Facts

(Cream Cheese-Carrot Bars)

Servings Per Recipe 12, fiber (g) 1, sodium (mg) 105, cal. (kcal) 149, pro. (g) 2, chol. (mg) 6, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 22, Fat, total (g) 6

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