Carrot Cake Shortbread Bars

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These Carrot Cake Shortbread Bars are full of the delicious flavors of carrot cake wrapped up in an easy, chewy bar! They make a great treat for Easter!

Ingredients

SHORTBREAD CRUST

FILLING

Instructions

1. Line the bottom of a 9×9 pan with aluminum foil that goes up the sides of the pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. To make the crust, add all three ingredients to a mixer bowl and mix to combine. It’ll be very crumbly at first, but will form a ball.
3. Press dough evenly into the bottom of the pan.
4. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Set aside.
5. To make the filling, whisk together sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and spices in a medium sized bowl.
6. Add eggs, molasses and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
7. Stir in carrots, coconut, pineapple and pecans.
8. Spread mixture evenly over crust.
9. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until edges are golden.
10. Allow to cool completely in the refrigerator, then cut into squares.

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