Carrot Bars Recipe

This dessert recipe yields soft and moist bars!

These carrot bars have a secret ingredient: zucchini! Zucchini helps keep the bars soft and moist. Kids won’t mind eating vegetables once they try these carrot bars.

Carrot Bars Recipe

Lhas Alvarez
This dessert recipe yields soft and moist bars!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine Others
Servings 6 to 8


Carrot Bars Ingredients

  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Small eggs
  • 1 Cup carrots peeled and grated
  • 1/2 Cup zucchini grated
  • 1/4 Cup cream cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon Butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 Cup confectioners sugar plus extra, to dust
  • 1/8 Cup cocoa powder unsweetened


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line an 8x5- inch baking pan with parchment.
  • Mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  • Mix sugar, oil, and vanilla in another bowl. Mix in eggs one at a time.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to egg mixture and mix just until combined.
  • Fold in carrots and zucchini.
  • Pour batter into pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs, about 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool before slicing into squares.
  • Make the frosting: Mix cream cheese and butter until combined. Add sugar and cocoa; mix until smooth. Spread on top of bars. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.
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