Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Try these Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting and they will become your new go to dessert whenever you want to prepare something sweet for your family. Carrot cake is a fabulous dessert full of flavor and texture, and this particular recipe uses no oil or fat of any kind. So the fat (in the bars at least) is lower than it might be. Carrot cake is a great recipe for fat since many of them use oil rather than butter, and oil is lower in the so-called bad fats (saturated fats, especially). So these bars will be lighter, but just as wonderfully textured.

One of the things that distinguish these bars from others is the number of extra ingredients you fold in to make this dessert really chewy, and with plenty of flavor. Not only are shredded carrots added, but also coconut and nuts as well as pineapple bits. Together, these additions mean that this treat is a really nutty chewy textured dessert, and that is much of its appeal.

Sweet desserts need to be eaten infrequently. They are generally full of fat and calories and not always the best combination of foods, either. But for a lovely treat that has the benefit of nuts, carrots and some fruit, this snack is not a bad choice. Of course it gets smothered in irresistible cream cheese frosting, but how could anyone resist putting that on top? This recipe is also beautifully laid out in terms of how to pull it together, with the separate additions laid out for you to follow easily and clearly. Choose to eat sweets occasionally, and when you do, try this fabulous one. You and your family will love it. Enjoy it soon.Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, Mom On Time Out.

Nutrition Facts for: Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting From Mom On Time Out
Ingredients: Unsweetened applesauce, sugar, eggs, flour baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, carrots, sweetened shredded coconut, nuts, vanilla, Dole crushed pineapple, butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 36 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 179, Calories from Fat 49, Total Fat 5.4g 8%, Saturated Fat 2.4g 12%, Cholesterol 21mg 7%, Sodium 90mg 4%, Potassium 76mg 2%, Carbohydrates 31.8g 11%, Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%, Sugars 24.6g, Protein 2.5g, Vitamin A 23%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 1%, Iron 6%

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