No-Bake Carrot Cake Cream Cheese Bars

no bake carrot cake bars with cream cheese frosting

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These No Bake Carrot Cake Cream Cheese Bars are a fun twist on carrot cake, no oven required! Guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.



Bottom Layer

  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup pecans (or almonds)
  • 1 cup dates, pitted (~8 dates)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup carrots, grated
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger


  • ½ cup 2% or full fat Greek yogurt, plain
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional Toppings

  • shredded coconut
  • chopped walnuts or pecans
  • cinnamon and shredded carrots


  1. Add nuts and dates to a food processor and process until well chopped.
  2. Add shredded carrots and spices and process until a ball of dough forms.***
  3. Press dough into a parchment paper lined 9×5 loaf pan.
  4. In a bowl, use an electric mixer to combine Greek yogurt, cream cheese, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix on high speed until smooth.
  5. Spread frosting over pressed-out dough. Sprinkle with toppings if desired.
  6. Allow bars to set in the fridge for at least 1 hour before slicing into 8 bars.
  7. These are best eaten off a plate with a fork vs trying to hold them in your hands because the crust isn’t super firm.


***You may want to put the shredded carrots in a paper towel and give them a quick squeeze first to remove excess moisture. If your dough doesn’t form a ball, add 1 Tbsp of water.