#EasterSweetsWeek Maple Bourbon Carrot Cake Bars

This post and recipe was created for #EasterSweetsWeek. I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine. This recipe contains alcohol but the alcohol is cooked out so it should be fine for children*

Welcome to this year's #EasterSweetWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. We’re so glad that you’ve joined us for this week-long event of Springtime and Easter dessert recipes! We're sharing tons of treats this week plus a few fantastic giveaways! You’re going to love what we have in store for you.

Easter and carrot cake go hand in hand, kind of Spring besties if you will. This is when I should admit that I am not a fan of carrot cake. I think it may be a texture issue for me. I don't necessarily dislike it I am just not prone to go out of my way and order it. These maple bourbon ooey gooey bars may have changed all that. Oh my goodness. Perfect pairing! These are Ooey Gooey Bars but you may have heard of them as a myriad of titles: Chess Bars, Neiman Marcus Bars etc. Whatever you call them, they are decadent! 

I am so psyched to be participating in Easter Dessert Week with a bunch of lovely (and talented) bloggers. I have seen what everyone is making for you all and you will not be disappointed! I just wanted to thank our amazing sponsors again and hope you enjoy my recipe!

1 box carrot cake mix
8 tbsp butter, melted
1 egg
1 8 oz pkge of cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
16 oz Dixie Crystal powdered sugar
1/2 oz Bourbon
1 TBSP Maple Syrup
Candy Eggs for decoration (optional)

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, maple syrup, and bourbon and beat together. 
Next, slowly add in the powdered sugar and mix well.  Spread over cake batter and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.  Make sure not to overbake as the center should be a little gooey. Let cool for about 20 minutes before you cut. These are really sweet, like overly sweet and so I usually serve them with ice cream to cut the sweetness but they are so delicious!

 Check out the amazing #EasterSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Baked Desserts:
No Bake Treats:

Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!


Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving one (1) winner 5 different extracts including a bottle of Pure vanilla and a color pack.


Prize #3 — Rainier Fruit is giving one (1) winner a box of Apples and some wonderful Apple themed goodies from Sur La Table


Prize #4 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner a Anolon® Vesta™ 9-Inch Square Baker in Cobalt Blue


Prize #5 — Microplane is giving one (1) winner a Twist & Zest, grip & strip and a classic zester/grater
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from Marh 26th - April 1st at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #EasterSweetsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Rainier Fruit, Anolon and Microplane! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #EasterSweetsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.
2 comments on "#EasterSweetsWeek Maple Bourbon Carrot Cake Bars"
  1. Maple Bourbon! Heaven! I just love them.

  2. Definitely think of carrot cake first when it comes to Easter desserts. Love the adulting version with the addition of bourbon!


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