Carrot Raisin Bars

Love carrot cake? Try a sweet cousin in bar form made with the help of a cake mix.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 48

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ carrot cake mix
2/3
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup water
2
eggs
3/4
cup raisins
1/2
cup chopped nuts
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease and flour bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix cake mix, oil, water and eggs with spoon. Stir in raisins and nuts. Spread evenly in pan with metal icing spatula or dinner knife.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until bars spring back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Spread with frosting. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Use orange juice instead of the water to give these bars a nice flavor boost.

Add a cinnamon design. Dip small cookie cutters into cinnamon, and press lightly into frosting.

Sprinkle chopped nuts over frosted bars.

For a more cakelike bar, use 3 eggs and 1/3 cup water.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.