My mother would make these when we were young! They are very moist! The secret is in the baby food!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
13 x 9 inch pan
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together the sugar, cinnamon, eggs, vanilla and oil in a large bowl. Add in the baking soda, salt and flour. Stir in the jar of baby carrots, raw carrots, raisins and walnuts. Mix well.

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  • Bake in a greased and floured 13x9 inch pan at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Check after 20 minutes by inserting clean knife into center. Knife should come out clean. Cool thoroughly before cutting.

  • To Make Frosting: Cream together the cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Frost cooled bars.

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 25.3g 8% DV; fat 14.1g 22% DV; cholesterol 33.9mg 11% DV; sodium 186.7mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
Bugs Bunny has no clue what he's missing! Incredibly moist and delicious. Next time though I'll halve the frosting recipe as I had quite a bit left over. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/17/2004
On the positive side these bars had great flavor and the icing was terrific but I wasn't impressed overall. The texture of the bars was way too mushy it reminded me of baby food. The icing needs also to be cut in half. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
Bugs Bunny has no clue what he's missing! Incredibly moist and delicious. Next time though I'll halve the frosting recipe as I had quite a bit left over. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2007
Even though I made some changes to this recipe (after reading all the reviews) I just have to give it 5 stars because I would not have been able to come up with something so incredibly good without the original recipe. Here are the changes I made: couldn't find a 7 1/2 oz jar of babyfood so I used 2-4 oz. jars of baby carrots. I only used 1/2 c of canola oil since I had many times substituted applesauce for all the oil in a recipe and only made 1/2 a recipe of the frosting using 1/3 less fat cream cheese. That made plenty of frosting. Also FYI about 2 medium carrots chopped in my mini food processor made 1/2 c. It may just be my oven but I had to bake it for a total of 35 minutes before the cake tester came out clean. The end-product is a cake rather than a cookie very moist very delicious! I store this in the refrigerator due to the cream cheese in the frosting. Thank you Star! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
I've gotten nothing but rave reviews about this cake. It's really more of a carrot cake than carrot bars but who cares?! It's delicious -- and you'll get the funniest look when folks find out that baby food is the "secret!" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
Half the icing was enough. Very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
I brought it to work and it was a big hit. Very moist and easy to make. This is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2010
I made this yesterday for my son's 1 year birthday cake and it was delicious! The only changes I made was that I make my own baby food for him so I used homemade cooked mashed carrots. Also I halved the icing recipe but it was still a bit too much for our taste so I will try less next time--it was delicious though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2006
I made this recipe for friends and they loved it too. It was moist and the frosting was awesome. The kids love it too. the base recipe would be good for banana bars as well. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/17/2004
On the positive side these bars had great flavor and the icing was terrific but I wasn't impressed overall. The texture of the bars was way too mushy it reminded me of baby food. The icing needs also to be cut in half. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2011
best carrot bar recipe out there....hav e made this for years and the family loves them......i sometimes sub the carrots for pumpkin and they turn out great!!!!! Read More
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