Zucchini Carrott Bars |For what it's worth

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Zucchini Carrott Bars

 
I came across a recipe that has been in my binder a long time and decided to make it with a couple of adaptations.  I remember being surprised that this cake like bar cookie was so good and healthy too. Healthy too?  Yes, if you bake in a 9 x 13 pan and cut into 36 bars; it’s only about 120 calories per bar and for the diabetics out there about 16 g. carbs and no salt.
Zucchini Carrot bars 
with cream cheese icing
Preheat oven 350 F
In a large bowl combine:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
In another large bowl combine:
  • 3 carrots, shredded
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (cran-raisins)
  • 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Add the carrot mixture to the dry ingredients and stir just until blended.  Spread the batter into an ungreased 9 x 13 baking dish.
Bake 25 minutes at 350 F.  Cool in the pan and frost with Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting.

 for what it's worth - jeannie

Frosting:

Beat together
  • 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (although I liked it better a little sweeter so I added 2 cups powdered sugar-be aware this action adds calories & carbs)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
and here:  Savvy Southern Style
I should be mopping the floors

4 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, this sounds delicious! I'm going to pin it for later when I have zucchini out my ears :)

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  2. Hello,
    Just wanted to say "hello!" I found you thourgh Plucky's Blog Hop. This carrot cake looks so delicious...I definitely want to try it sometimes. Carrot cake and zucchini cake are may favorite ! Thank you for sharing!

    http://www.curiositaellya.blogspot.com/

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  3. I totally need to try this!! Thanks again for joining the Link Up! :)

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