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A healthful, affordable recipe.
You can make this recipe with a similar amount of cooked pumpkin, cooked sweet potato or banana.

25-30 minutes
Serves: 40 pieces

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup applesauce
2 jars baby food carrots
2 eggs, beaten
1-1/4 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup nuts, chopped (optional)

Icing (optional)
1/4 cup soft margarine
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 oz light cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

1. In a large bowl, mix sugar, oil, applesauce, baby food carrots, eggs, flour, 1 tsp of vanilla, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nuts (optional) together.

2. Bake in 13" x 9" greased and floured pan for 25-30 minutes.

3. While bars bake, mix icing (optional): margarine, powdered sugar, cream cheese, and 1 tsp vanilla.

4. When bars are baked, cool, spread with icing or sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into bars. Serve. 

Nutrients per serving: 1 piece
Calories 71; Saturated Fat 0.5 g; Iron 0.3 mg; Protein 1 g; Cholesterol 11 mg;Calcium 4 mg; Carbohydrate 10 g; Vitamin A 86 RE; Sodium 73 mg; Total Fat 3 g; Vitamin C 0 mg; Dietary Fiber 0 g

USDA Food & Nutrition Services - Team Nutrition: Food, Family & Fun
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