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Raise the Bar

For a simple snack fix or speedy dessert alternative, bars will take some beating this season for treats that are both tasty and healthy.

With the baking season here, it’s time to turn on the oven, bring out the recipes and enjoy some spicy aromas wafting from the kitchen, with the promise of delicious treats ahead.

Bars (known as flapjacks in the UK) are easy to make and serve, especially when there’s a crowd clamouring for a hearty dessert. You might have a pumpkin or sweet potato bar in your repertoire but Aunt Nellie’s suggests Carrot Crumble Bars for a change of pace.

Grab a jar of glazed, sliced carrots; slightly sweet and spicy, and ready to enjoy in numerous ways. They are also a great time-saving step for this delicious dessert. They’re cooked and ready to eat so just puree the entire jar of carrots and add the remaining four ingredients. That’s it for the tasty filling, which is nestled between a crunchy oat crust and topping. You will be finished in under an hour as most of the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen cupboard. Plus, they can be made a couple of days in advance and refrigerated until serving time.

The family can enjoy them for a yummy weeknight dessert or eat them topped with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, sprinkled lightly with pumpkin pie spice. Find this and other recipes from Aunt Nellie’s jarred vegetables at AuntNellies.com.

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Carrot Crumble Bars

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Servings: 16




Heat the oven to 1800C.