Carrot Cake Bars

Carrot Cake Bars

This looks like a piece of cake but it is really a dense bar cookie, all dressed up to look like cake. It sure is good, too!

Before we get into that I wanted to visit with you a little bit. It’s only Wednesday but goodness, what a wonderful week it has been since I sent my newsletter out Saturday. And I gotta tell ya, I didn’t see it coming. I’ve just had a week of encouragement. Emails in response to my newsletter , Facebook posts, comments, it’s like it has all been divinely orchestrated to encourage me and get my head back in the game. You probably didn’t know that I needed that but the big guy did and I sure am grateful that you contributed to the process.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned or quick oats
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed (I use light or dark, whatever I have on hand)
  • 4 cups all purpose baking mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Sticks butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 1+1/2 cups grated carrots
  • chopped pecans ½ cup for batter, ½ cup for top
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temp
  • 1 stick butter or margarine, at room temp
  • 3½ to 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla
Read the whole recipe on Southern Plate