Carrot cake bars with Greek yogurt frosting

Heather Disarro

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Carrot cake bars with Greek yogurt frosting are a dessert you can happily serve any guest or family member. The Greek yogurt frosting adds a little extra protein to make these super simple bars just a little more filling!

Carrot cake bars with Greek yogurt frosting

Carrot cake bars with Greek yogurt frosting

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray.
  3. In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  5. Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt into the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Add the shredded carrots and raisins and mix until evenly distributed.
  7. Spread the batter evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Let cool completely before frosting.
  10. When the bars have cooled completely, whisk together the Greek yogurt and vanilla until smooth.
  11. Sift in the powdered sugar and mix until all of the powdered sugar is incorporated.
  12. Drizzle and press evenly over the cooled bars, then cut into servings.
  13. Store remaining bars in the refrigerator.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.