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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Carrot Bars w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

It was Steve’s 33rd birthday last week, so I wanted to make some treats for him to take to work.  I know he is 33 (and not 3), but I still like to send treats on his birthday!  My mom was always sending treats to work with my dad, and so I guess it stuck with me…

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Steve’s favorite are my mom’s homemade carrot bars with homemade cream cheese frosting.  This recipe makes a lot of  bars, so perfect for sending to an office. 

Carrot Bars
4 eggs (beaten)
2 cups sugar
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. salt
2 t. baking soda
1.5 cups oil (I use 1 cup canola oil and 1/2 cup applesauce)
2 cups flour
3 jars baby food (carrots)

Mix all ingredients together in order.  Bake in (2) 9x13 pans or 1 jelly roll pan.  The picture above is in a large jelly roll pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Important: Cool completely before frosting.

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Cream Cheese Frosting
2 1/3 cups powdered sugar
5 1/3 T. butter
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 t. vanilla extract

Mix ingredients and frost bars. 

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Steve said the bars were gone in a matter of minutes!  Happy 33rd, honey!

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4 comments :

  1. happy birthday to your hubby! what a perfect treat...for anyone!! thanks for the recipe...
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  2. These look amazing! I have four kiddos total but the youngest two are 14 mo apart, creating to stay sane :) Now following, would love for you to pop over and follow back too!

    Tanya

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  3. This recipe looks so good. I love how it calls for baby food. We appreciate you linking up with us!! It's so fun to see all of the great ideas and recipes on Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We hope to see you back again soon! -The Sisters

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