Baby Food Carrot Bars

    Baby Food Carrot Bars


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    My mum made these when we were young to get us to eat more vegetables. The secret is using the baby food carrots, if really serving to young children I would leave out the nuts.

    Serves: 24 

    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 3/4 cup (185g) vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 225g baby-food carrots
    • 1/2 cup fresh carrots, pureed
    • 1/4 cup sultanas
    • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional
    • Icing
    • 375g cream cheese, softened
    • 65g butter, softened
    • 2 cups (340g) icing sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Mix together the sugar, cinnamon, eggs, vanilla and oil in a large bowl. Add in the bicarbonate of soda, salt and flour. Stir in the baby carrots, raw carrots, sultanas and walnuts. Mix well.
    2. Bake in a greased and floured 23x33cm cake tin at 180 degrees C for 20 minutes. Check after 20 minutes by inserting clean knife into centre. Knife should come out clean. Cool thoroughly before cutting.
    3. Icing: Cream together the cream cheese, butter, icing sugar and vanilla. Cover cooled bars.

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