Moist and tasty...with coconut, orange, and carrots.

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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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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 11x7 inch pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until well blended. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg and slowly add to mixture, alternating with 1/3 cup orange juice and 2 teaspoons of rind. Stir in the coconut and carrots. Pour batter into baking pan.

  • Bake for about 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cool on wire racks.

  • Combine 1/2 cup of orange juice, 1 teaspoon of orange rind and 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar. Warm slightly and pour over cooled bars.

Nutrition Facts

151.5 calories; 1.6 g protein; 22.1 g carbohydrates; 23 mg cholesterol; 141.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
The hardest part is zesting and juicing the orange which is really no sweat! I brought these to a party and they were the first dessert to go! Everyone thought that they were pumpkin though! I used baby food carrots because they are already cooked and mashed...much easier! Really yummy but a little sticky... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
These are horrible. A doughy lumpy mess. Not a cookie really just a flat plank of not very tasty un-risen cake with a runny orange glaze. Don't waste your money or your time. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
The hardest part is zesting and juicing the orange which is really no sweat! I brought these to a party and they were the first dessert to go! Everyone thought that they were pumpkin though! I used baby food carrots because they are already cooked and mashed...much easier! Really yummy but a little sticky... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2006
Gone in 60 seconds! The whole 11x7"pan! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2012
I had a hard time rating this since I modified it a bit. Because of the complaints about the glaze I used the Simple Orange Glaze from this site instead of making the glaze called for in the recipe. I followed the cake part to a T. The cake itself is not all that sweet but it is good. Without the glaze it has more of a muffin taste than a dessert. I gave it 4 stars based on how I made it with an alternative glaze not based on the recipe as written with cake and glaze. I'd probably give the cake alone 3 stars. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2011
I think this has way too much glaze. I'd probably cut the confectioner's sugar down to 1 cup maybe even 3/4 cup. The glaze just puddled on top of the bars in the dish. I ended up taking a skewer and poking holes in the top so that it could penetrate the cake. The bars are really sticky but I think that's just because there's so much glaze IMO. To my surprise there wasn't a whole lot of carrot flavor in this and I don't think it would hurt to add some finely shredded carrot to the batter. The predominant flavor is orange. FYI it took about five medium carrots to yield 1 cup of mashed carrot. The coconut adds a nice texture to these very moist and rich bars. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
These are horrible. A doughy lumpy mess. Not a cookie really just a flat plank of not very tasty un-risen cake with a runny orange glaze. Don't waste your money or your time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2009
This recipie was delicious I made it in a smaller pan so it turned out more of a cake. The cake itself is such a lovely taste definitly a winner. My only negative is the 'icing' don't get me wrong its one of the best icings ive tasted but it was runny. I think next time I will add double the icing sugar. Read More
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