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Healthified Spiced Carrot Cheesecake Bars

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50% fewer calories • 54% less sodium than the original recipe. This sweet treat is absolutely delicious!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

Spiced Carrot Bars

3/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
1/2
cup sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/8
teaspoon salt
1
cup finely shredded carrots
3/4
cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted
1
egg, lightly beaten
1/4
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup fat-free (skim) milk

Yoplait® Yogurt Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

4
oz (half of 8-oz package) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
1/4
cup Yoplait® vanilla low-fat yogurt
1/2
cup frozen (thawed) light whipped topping

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Lightly spray foil with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt. Add carrots, 1/2 cup of the nuts, the egg, oil and milk. Stir just until combined. Spread mixture evenly in pan.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on cooling rack.
  • 4 Using edges of foil, lift uncut bars out of pan. Spread top evenly with Yoplait® Yogurt Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting. To make frosting: In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in yogurt until smooth. Fold whipped topping into cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup nuts. For 20 bars, cut into 5 rows by 4 rows.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 120
  • Fat Reduced By 6g
  • Sodium Reduced By 65mg
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

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Before After
2 tablespoons shortening 3/4 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup Gold Medal® whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cooking oil 1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 container (16 oz) cream cheese frosting 1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
4 oz (half of 8-oz package) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
1/4 cup Yoplait® vanilla low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup frozen (thawed) light whipped topping
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
240 (before)
120 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
2 g (before)
1 1/2 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
120 mg (before)
55 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
13 g (before)
7 g (after)

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 09/28/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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