no bake carrot cake bars

no bake carrot cake bars

This no bake carrot cake bars is an easy way to enjoy carrot cake flavors without turning on the oven!

I love the flavor of carrot cake but I hardly ever eat it. When it comes to dessert, my motto is “if it ain’t chocolate, it ain’t worth it”…so it’s always hard for me to justify eating a dessert that takes all the nutrients out of carrots and all the fun out of desserts! To keep the nutrients in some key carrot cake ingredients, I came up with a recipe that requires no baking and uses medjool dates as a healthier alternative to sugar. Even though the cake itself is very healthy, I just couldn’t leave out the cream cheese frosting! To make it a tad healthier, I used low fat cream cheese and replaced the sugar with honey. The overall result was delicious! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I did!

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no bake carrot cake bars

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  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup whole walnuts
  • 5 oz shredded carrots
  • 6 dates (pitted)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 teaspoons unsweetened coconut milk (add 1 teaspoon at a time until the mixture sticks together)

Frosting

  • 4 oz low fat cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

For the cake

  1. Line a small baking dish with wax paper and set aside.
  2. Grind all the ingredients for the cake (expect for the coconut milk) in a food processor until you get an even mixture that sticks together.
  3. If the mixture is too dry, add coconut milk (1 teaspoon at a time) until the mixture sticks together when you pinch it.
  4. Empty the “cake batter” into your lined dish and press firmly into the dish.
  5. Once the mixture is molded to your dish, place the cake in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

For the Frosting

  1. While the cake is chilling, combine the cream cheese, honey, and coconut milk in the food processor and grind until you get a smooth even consistency.
  2. Top the carrot cake with the frosting and return to the fridge for an hour or longer.

Notes

  • Prep time does not include time in the fridge.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 5
  • Calories: 296
  • Sugar: 26
  • Sodium: 128
  • Fat: 18
  • Saturated Fat: 4
  • Unsaturated Fat: 12
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 33
  • Protein: 6
  • Cholesterol: 12

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