Carrot Cake Chewy Oatmeal Bars

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By NIKKI SMITH
from HEMET, CA

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!

serves 20
prep time 15 Min
cook time 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
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How To Make

  • 1
    Preheat 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
  • 2
    In small sauce pan, melt brown sugar, corn syrup and butter on medium. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat
  • 3
    To 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
  • 4
    Pour in the melted brown sugar, butter mixture and stir until well mixed
  • 5
    Spread evenly into a 9x13 inch, lightly greased baking pan
  • 6
    Bake for 30-35mins.
  • 7
    Remove from oven and immediately press down on surface of hot cooked bars with spatula.
  • 8
    Cool and refrigerate before cutting.

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