Cream Cheese Swirl Carrot Cake Bars

16
Servings
15m
Prep Time
20m
Cook Time
35m
Ready In


"These have a brownie texture"

Original recipe yields 16 servings
OK
  • FOR CREAM CHEESE SWIRL

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (54.6 g)
  • Calories 186.9
  • Total Fat - 7.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 43.8 mg
  • Sodium - 105.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 26 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 19.3 g
  • Protein - 3.5 g
  • Calcium - 80.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8-x-8" pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray; set aside.

TO MAKE THE BARS


Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine melted butter and brown sugar and stir until incorporated. Add egg and vanilla, and whisk to combine. Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt and stir until just combined. Fold in shredded carrots.

TO MAKE THE CREAM CHEESE SWIRL


Step 3

Beat together all of the ingredients until completely smooth.

Step 4

Pour half the blondie batter into prepared pan, smoothing it lightly with a spatula or offset knife to the edges. Dollop half the cream cheese swirl, then top cream cheese with remaining batter. Dollop remaining cream cheese swirl on top of blondies and use a sharp knife to swirl into cream cheese filling.

Step 5

Bake until the bars are set and golden brown, about 20 minutes. (The edges will be slightly pulling away from sides of pan.) Let bars cool completely before slicing into 16 squares. (These can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.)

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

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ellie

Good and easy. I had to cook them a little longer - about 30 minutes--but I didn't use as many carrots as stated so it probably changed the cooking time. Thanks for sharing!

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(6 Apr 2017)