Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sweet Potato Bars

I ran across this delicious recipe at Sweet Pea's Kitchen....she creates so many wonderful goodies.  These bars are moist and incredibly tasty.  Great dessert that whips together quick and easy.  The only change I would make would be to add a little more powdered sugar to the icing to give it a firmer texture.  I have so been craving sweet potato dishes lately and this hit the spot. Nom, Nom!


Sweet Potato Bars:
 4 eggs
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
1 3/4 cups mashed sweet potatoes*
2 cups unbleached flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz 1/3 fat cream cheese
1/2 cup Smart Balance 50/50 butter blend
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a bowl mix together the eggs, sugar, oil and sweet potato until well combined.  Add in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda until just combined.  Spread the batter into greased 13x9 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.  Cool.

For frosting mix together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the sugar and vanilla mixing until combined. Spread on cooled sweet potato bars.  Cut into bars and chill until ready to serve. 

*Mashed Sweet Potatoes - I peeled, then boiled two sweet potatoes before mashing.

26 comments:

  1. Nom nom, is right! I love sweet potatoes and have never made sweet potato bars. This sounds fab!

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  2. Those look amazing! I have totally neglected the sweet potato this season, instead opting for pumpkin, but I want to try these immediately! And cream cheese frosting? <>

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  3. Looks delicious! Very moist with a wonderful frosting- great post!

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  4. These sound fabulous!! I've never used sweet potatoes for baking recipes...gotta try that out!

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  5. I've never had sweet potato bars before but they sound so good, especially topped with cream cheese frosting. Yum!

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  6. Hi Rose-1st, thank you for your kind comment on my blog...2nd, your sweet potato bars look so yummy, and perfect...3rd, I browsed through your blog and fell in love with all your other recipes of the fabulous desserts,

    ...yes, there is a 4th, I decided to follow your blog, so I can stay close to you with just one click away!

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  7. This sounds like the perfect treat to enjoy with evening or morning coffee or tea. Must have great flavors from the sweet potato.

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  8. These sweet potato bars looks so scxrumptious!... Luna

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  9. I am a sweet potato fan...so this recipe is going to my recipe box :)It sounds so yummmy!

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  10. I love sweet potatoes, love cream cheese cheese frosting, too. This is great.

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  11. This is a nice recipe. I like sweet pototoes as much as pumpkin. Wouldn't mind grabbing one off the screen.
    -GIna-

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  12. Can't get any better than sweet potatoes! This looks great!

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  13. These sound fabulous. I love sweets but I especially love them when they contain a real fruit or vegetable :) And that cream cheese frosting is mouth-watering...

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  14. Those truly look wonderful. I love how you cross-hatched top icing on top!

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  15. Nom Nom for sure. I am a bonafide sweet potato fanatic!

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  16. Sweet potato rolls AND bars! I love it!

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  17. Sweet potatoes are good for all sorts of things..case in point these delicious looking bars!

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  18. I love sweet potatoes so much! This sounds so yummy!

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  19. These sound delish! I know just by looking at the recipe I'd like 'em!

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  20. you know what, I have sweet potatoes left over...and been wondering what I should do with them... bookmarked :)

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  21. It took me almost 50 years to try sweet potatoes and now I can't get enough of them. I can't wait to try this recipe!

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  22. Where have I been? I've never seen a dessert made from sweet potatoes but it's a brilliant idea since sweet potatoes are...well...sweet!

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