Two vegetables are used in these dessert bars, which also include a few cranberries. Top with an orange-flavored cream cheese frosting.

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Carrot-Zucchini Bars

Ingredients

Directions

  • Grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, orange peel, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl, combine eggs, brown sugar, oil, milk, and vanilla. Stir in carrots, zucchini, cranberries, and ginger, if you like. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon until combined. Spread batter in prepared pan.

  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Spread with Orange-Cream Cheese Frosting and cut into bars. Store, covered, in the refrigerator. Makes 36 bars.

Nutrition Facts (Carrot-Zucchini Bars)

163 calories; 8 g total fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 86 mg sodium. 23 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 2 g protein;

Orange-Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter, orange peel, orange juice, and vanilla until combined. Gradually beat in enough powdered sugar to make frosting easy to spread.

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