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Carrot Cake Bars

Soft, delicious Carrot Cake Bars with cream cheese are an easy dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 499kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon soda
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 ½ cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped nuts optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • cup butter softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a jelly roll pan (10x15 inches) with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and oil. Beat in eggs until just combined.
  • Combine the soda, salt and flour; add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Add in grated carrots, coconut, nuts (optional) and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • Pour into a greased 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until the bars test done. Cool completely
  • For the frosting cream butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Add in 1 Tablespoon milk and vanilla extract. Gradually add powdered sugar. Beat well. Add remaining 1 Tablespoon of milk if needed until you get your desired consistency.
  • Spread frosting over cooled bars.



How Long Do Carrot Cake Bars Keep?
With the frosting, they will keep in an airtight container for two days at room temperature or you can store them in the refrigerator for a few days longer.
Can You Freeze Carrot Cake Bars?
Yes, you can freeze the bars. Allow the cake to cool completely, and then tightly wrap the pan in plastic wrap. Freeze the unfrosted bars for up to a month. Thaw them at room temperature, and then add the icing.
Do these bars need to be refrigerated?
Yes, we recommend refrigerating these because of the cream cheese in the frosting.


Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 2435IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg