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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cool:
1 hr
bake:
25 mins at 350°
Servings:
12
Max Servings:
36
Yield:
36 bar cookies in the larger baking pan or 12 to 15 snack-cake servings in the smaller baking pan
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Cream Cheese-Carrot Bars

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Coat a 15x10x1-inch or 13x9x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the all-purpose flour, packed brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda.

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  • Stir together thawed egg product or egg whites, applesauce, and cooking oil. Stir into flour mixture. Stir in carrot.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts (Cream Cheese-Carrot Bars)

149 calories; total fat 6g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 6mg; sodium 105mg; carbohydrates 22g; fiber 0.6g; protein 2g.

Pineapple Frosting

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Directions

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

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