Carrot and Zuccini Bars with Citrus Icing

posted by origcyn 05-07-102 2:47 PM

Carrot and Zucchini Bars With Citrus Icing

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 1/2 c. shredded carrot
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 c. shredded, unpeeled zucchini
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/4 c. honey
Citrus Cream Icing (recipe follows)

In a large mixing bowl, combine first 5 ingredients; mix well and set aside.

In another large bowl, combine remaining ingredients, mix well. Add carrot mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Spread batter in a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until bars test done. Place on a wire rack and cool completely. Frost with icing. Cover and store in refrigerator.

Citrus Cream Cheese Icing:
8 oz. pkg. low-fat or no-fat cream cheese
2 T. orange juice
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. lemon extract

In a small bowl combine all ingredients; beat until smooth.

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