These are fabulous! I took the suggestion of another reader and used only 1 cup of oats, but added an extra TB of butter, plus added chopped walnuts. The bars were a bit crumbly, but the taste is super and very moist. I will definitely make again, and again.
After reading reviews, I cut the oatmeal to 1 cup and packed the carrots into the measuring cup. Also added a tsp. more butter, a TB of finely chopped walnuts, and used an 8x8 pan. These are moist, flavorful, flaky and delicious. Could probably do without the extra tsp. of butter, but definitely keep the oatmeal to just one cup.