Carrot Cake Chewy Oatmeal Bars

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A new spin on an old tradition, these moist, delicious Carrot Cake Chewy Oatmeal Bars start with Duncan Hines Carrot Cake Mix and transforms into an ingredient-rich treat packed with oatmeal, coconut, carrots and raisins. Different. Decadent. Dare you!


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Add carrots and raisins to hot tap water. Allow to hydrate for a minimum of 5 minutes. Drain and squeeze out excess water.
  3. In small sauce pan, melt brown sugar, corn syrup and butter on medium. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. To a mixing bowl add the cake mix, drained carrots and raisins, coconut, nuts, oatmeal and egg. Mix by hand until blended.
  5. Pour in the melted brown sugar, butter mixture and stir until well mixed.
  6. Spread evenly into a 9x13 inch, lightly greased baking pan.
  7. Bake for 30-35mins.
  8. Remove from oven and immediately press down on surface of hot cooked bars with spatula.
  9. Cool and refrigerate before cutting.


Please Log in to Comment on Feb 9, 2012 7:33 p.m.

Made this today, wish I never put it in the fridge before cutting, it got so hard and it stuck to my baking dish. I had to pry it out and salvage what I could.

gracie1947 on Jan 25, 2012 11:33 a.m.

How do I find out the calories and nutritional value of these bars?

pawluk21 on Jan 21, 2012 10:01 a.m.

Lol oops I used the supermoist one not the "Classic". It was good but I want to try it the other way. My boys gobbled it up fast !! They are picky too. Great recipe thank you

pawluk21 on Jan 7, 2012 10:16 p.m.

Just a question how much raisins and carrots do I use?

GMAN on Jan 8, 2012 4:25 p.m.

the carrots and raisins are in the cake mix box and are dried and require the hot water to come back to "life" .... if you use any other cake mix you may not have any carrots or raisins.