Carrot Bars

Number of Servings: 6 (699 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 1 hour 20 min.
Carrot Bars

This Indian-inspired dessert is simple and sweet. Perfect for wowing the guests at your next celebration, this spicy-sweet confection is as lovely as it is flavorful. Look for green cardamom pods at your local Indian grocer.


  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 4 lbs. carrots, peeled and grated
  • 8 cups skim milk
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup applesauce
  • 6 Tbsp. date puree


  1. Toast almonds over dry heat until fragrant.
  2. Combine grated carrots, milk, and cardamom pods in a large, heavy bottomed pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring, until all milk has evaporated, about 40 minutes.
  3. When liquid has evaporated, add oil and applesauce. Fry, stirring constantly, until dark orange, about 30 minutes. Add date puree and almonds. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  4. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 699 g

Amount per serving
Calories 480
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.5g
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 345mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 10.5g 39%
Total Sugars 46g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 7g
Protein 15g
Vitamin D 3.9mcg 20%
Calcium 521.3mg 40%
Iron 1.4mg 6%
Potassium 1655mg 35%
Vitamin A 2726.7mcg 300%
Vitamin C 18.2mg 20%
Vitamin E 4.5mg 35%
Vitamin K 73.9mcg 60%
Thiamin 0.4mg 35%
Riboflavin 0.8mg 60%
Niacin 6.4mg 40%
Vitamin B6 0.6mg 35%
Folate 79.1mcg 20%
Vitamin B12 1.6mcg 70%
Biotin 10.2mcg 35%
Chloride 327.7mg 15%
Pantothenate 2.2mg 40%
Phosphorus 466.6mg 35%
Iodine 75.2mcg 50%
Magnesium 93.2mg 20%
Zinc 2.3mg 20%
Selenium 10.7mcg 20%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 0.6mg 25%
Chromium 1.4mcg 2%
Molybdenum 22.8mcg 50%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Skim Milk, Carrots, Unsweetened Applesauce, Soybean Oil, Date Puree (medjool Dates, Water), Almonds, Cardamom.

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