Frosted Carrot Bars

Frosted Carrot Bars
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Recipe type: Desserts
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Serves: 24
 
The addition of pineapple in these bars adds some extra sweetness. Low fat; Low cholesterol; Make ahead; Kids love it
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup egg substitute
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1¼ cups crushed pineapple in juice, un-drained, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups shredded carrots
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 cup nonfat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoon skim milk
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray 2 (9 X 13 inch) baking pans with cooking spray.
  3. Combine egg substitute, egg whites and sugars in large bowl; beat with electric mixer until creamy and fluffy.
  4. Add ½ cup crushed pineapple to egg mixture and mix well.
  5. Combine flours, baking soda and cinnamon in plastic bag; seal tightly and shake to mix ingredients.
  6. Gradually add flour mixture, to egg mixture, alternating with remaining crushed pineapple.
  7. Mix until ingredients are combined. Fold in carrots and raisins.
  8. Divide batter between baking pans
  9. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until knife inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool completely.
  10. Combine cream cheese, skim milk, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in small bowl; mix with electric mixer until creamy and smooth.
  11. When carrot bars are completely cooled, spread frosting on top.
  12. Cover and refrigerate several hours. Cut into squares; wrap in freezer wrap and store in freezer up to 2 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: pieces Calories: 108 Fat: .1g Carbohydrates: 26g Sodium: 80mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg