Saturday, February 26, 2011

Carrot Plus ? Bars

Uh.... The really random dessert bar.....

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar-substitute
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 oz carrot baby food
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup egg-substitute
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
cooking spray

In mixing-bowl, combine ingredients in order given (except cooking spray). If you notice in the picture, the only artificial sweetener I had at my grandparents' house was individually packaged Splenda. It took me FOREVER to pour out all of the sweetener. Then I didn't have enough so I added some Totally Light Two Go drink mix packets. I added cranberry pomegranate, mixed berry pomegranate, and lemonade. So this is what I am referring to when I wrote "plus ?"

Grease 13x9 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour mixture into pan. Even out. 

I didn't do a very good job of the because mine cracked in the middle. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Test for doneness with toothpick (done if it comes out clean).

Once again, I cut the bars into small pieces. Packaged them in twos and froze them.

Did I like it?

Wow was the cranberry flavor STRONG! It is extremely sweet--almost tart. Too be honest, it is so sweet that I don't really like it.

Very moist. Actually, it is kind of rubbery. I am not sure why that is.....

I guess this is kind of a fail. But at least I won't binge on it!


Recipe adapted from Taste of Home Feb/Mar 2000

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