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Carrot Cake Bars


  • 1 cup old fashioned or quick oats
  • 2 cups brown sugar packed (I use light or dark, whatever I have on hand)
  • 4 cups all purpose baking mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Sticks butter or margarine melted
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 +1/2 cups grated carrots
  • chopped pecans 1/2 cup for batter 1/2 cup for top


  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temp
  • 1 stick butter or margarine at room temp
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla


  • Combine baking mix, sugar, oats, and melted butter in large mixing bowl and stir by hand until dough is formed.
  • Stir in carrots, raisins, and pecans until well mixed. Pat into greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, or until lightly golden all over the top. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

To make icing

  • Place softened butter and cream cheese in large mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer until well blended. Slowly add sugar, a cup or so at a time, and beat until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and lemon juice as well until well blended. Ice cooled bars.