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Cream Cheese Frosted Zucchini Carrot Bars

Updated on March 8, 2014
4.6 stars from 15 ratings of Cream Cheese Frosted Zucchini Carrot Bars

Kitchenware Required

  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • a medium mixing bowl
  • a wooden spoon
  • a 13x9x2-inch baking pan
  • an electric mixer
  • a wooden toothpick
  • a vegetable grater
  • a sharp knife


Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 36 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 average size zucchini, shredded
  • 3 average size carrots, shredded
  • 2 eggs, beaten slightly
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  1. Prepare your frosting by beating the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar together in a medium bowl with an electric mixer set to medium speed. Beat until fluffy, and set your frosting aside.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In one of your large mixing bowls combine the all-purpose flour, ground ginger, baking soda, and baking powder. In your other large mixing bowl add the slightly beaten eggs, shredded zucchini, shredded carrots, packed brown sugar, cooking oil, raisins, chopped walnuts, honey, and vanilla extract. Use your electric mixer set on low speed to combine these ingredients. Once combined pour this bowl into the other large bowl which contains your flour mixture, and stir with your wooden spoon just until everything in your batter is combined.
  4. Use your wooden spoon to spread the batter evenly throughout your non-greased 13"x9"x2" baking pan.
  5. Bake in your preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick is removed cleanly after being inserted into the center of the dish.
  6. Allow the dish to cool (in pan) for 10 minutes on a wire baker rack before frosting. Ice the dish with the frosting from your medium bowl, and cut into (36) 1"x3.25" bars. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 bar
Calories 123
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 15 g5%
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 42 mg14%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Quick Tips

  • Use the largest holes of your vegetable grater to shred the zucchini, and the smallest holes for the carrots.
  • To add a touch of citrus flavor to your cream cheese frosting, add 1 teaspoon of finely shredded lemon peel while completing step 1.

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