Carrot Cake Chewy Oatmeal Bars

NIKKI SMITH

By
@adorefood

A new spin on an old tradition, these moist, delicious Carrot Cake Chewy Oatmeal Bars start with Duncan Hines Classic Carrot Decadent Cake Mix and transforms into an ingredient-rich treat packed with oatmeal, coconut, carrots and raisins. Different. Decadent. Dare you!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
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Serves:
20
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
55 Min

Ingredients

1 box
duncan hines classic carrot decadent cake mix
1 c
hot tap water (for hydrating carrots and raisins) in the box
1/2 c
packed brown sugar
1/3 c
light corn syrup
2 c
quick cooking oatmeal
1/2 c
coconut (optional)
1/2 c
nuts (optional)
3 Tbsp
butter

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350°
Add carrots and raisins to hot tap water. Allow to hydrate for a minimum of 5 minutes. Drain and squeeze out excess water

2In small sauce pan, melt brown sugar, corn syrup and butter on medium. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat

3To a mixing bowl add the cake mix, drained carrots and raisins(are in the box), coconut, nuts, oatmeal and egg. Mix by hand until blended

4Pour in the melted brown sugar, butter mixture and stir until well mixed

5Spread evenly into a 9x13 inch, lightly greased baking pan

6Bake for 30-35mins.

7Remove from oven and immediately press down on surface of hot cooked bars with spatula.

8Cool and refrigerate before cutting.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy