Carrot Cake Goodness Bars

This weekend was a blur, but I vaguely remember the blurs as being rather delightful, so I will take it.(for the most part anyways)

Friday started on a sour note. Wiki had to guest speak at Duke for some engineering students and got home late and I was starving. Once he got home we went out to eat only for my best friend to call me in an emergency to come watch her daughter while she went to the ER for dislocating her jaw. owie:( poor chica.

Then Saturday I had to drop off gifts and treats for my cousin's little guys' bday party before driving to Virginia  There are a bunch of other errands I had to run and then we were off. We got to the 'Burg around dinner time and hung out w/the parentals before I crashhhhed.
Easter Dress and yes, I dried my hair first;)

Yesterday we got our worship on at Church. and then headed home to get our grub on with the family.

Then my brother and sister in law joined us in watching some Madness of March and Duke lost. Blah. and by blah I mean...blah. and I felt so bad about the player from L'ville when he broke his leg. I wanted to cry for him. Poor guy.

Then Miss Aimee and I headed to watch The Host, if you're keeping up that marks the second time for me...I think I appreciated it better this time. If you haven't yet...
read. the. book.

But in the meantime, if you want a quick fix for your sweet tooth, try my twist on a classic Easter dessert.

Last week I made carrot cake whoopie pies and decided that on Easter, I would try my hand at making the carrot cake into a 'goodness bars' version...if you're unfamiliar with them, they're basically what some people refer to as chess bars, others call them ooey gooey bars and still others reference them as neiumn Marcus bars...I decided I should just put my spin on it and give it my own name;) haha

As I said in this post, I abhor carrot cake, the whoopie pies were pretty tasty and I enjoyed them...but I don't see myself making them frequently...these delicious bites are another monster all together...

Gasp, yes...that's a plain white napkin...guess what, still tastes good. haha

I get it, people, I finally get the carrot cake hype. I just like it in bar version better. Yum and I do mean yum.


1 box carrot cake mix
8 tbsp butter, melted
1 egg
1 8 oz pkge of cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
8 tbsp butter, melted
16 oz powdered sugar
1 packet cheesecake pudding

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the cake mix, egg, butter and mix well with an electric mixer.  Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Add the eggs and butter and beat together. 
Next, add the pudding packet and slowly add in the powdered sugar and mix well.  Spread over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.  Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.

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1 comment on "Carrot Cake Goodness Bars"
  1. I need me some goodness bars right about now... gotta a sweet tooth only some carrot cake can fix...


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