Orange Carrot Bars

Orange Carrot Bars

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  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total: 50 min
  • Serving: 24 People

This easy-to-make dessert is ideal for taking to potlucks or large family gatherings.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup orange juice, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons grated orange peel, divided
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup cooked carrots, mashed
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
  3. Blend flour combination into egg mixture.
  4. Stir in 1/3 cup orange juice and 2 teaspoons orange rind; mix well.
  5. Fold in coconut and carrots.
  6. Pour batter into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
  8. Combine remaining cup of orange juice, orange rind and powdered sugar; mix well.
  9. Heat orange sauce slightly, then pour over cooled bars.

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