Carrot Cake Chewy Oatmeal Bars

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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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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

How to Make Carrot Cake Chewy Oatmeal Bars

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.

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About Carrot Cake Chewy Oatmeal Bars

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