Frosted Spicy Sweet Potato Bars

Recipe Rating:
 6 Ratings
Serves: 48 cookie bars
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

no-stick cooking spray
3/4 c butter or margarine
1 1/2 c brown sugar, firmly packed
3 large eggs
1 can(s) (15-oz.size)sweet potatoes,drained & mashed
2 Tbsp molasses
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 c all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spices
1 c raisins
1 1/2 c pecans, chopped
1 can(s) (16-oz.size)ready made cream cheese frosting

The Cook

Brenda Watts Recipe
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Lightly Salted
Gaffney, SC (pop. 12,414)
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Member Since Sep 2010
Brenda's notes for this recipe:
For as long as I can remember, during the Holidays my family has always gotten together to share in our Holiday Cookies. One of are favorite ones are these yummy Spicy Sweet Potato Bars
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Mmmm... sugar and spice and everything nice! The sweet potatoes make for a yummy alternative to pumpkin, but still capture the flavors of the season.

Directions

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom and sides of a jelly roll baking pan, 15 1/2 X 10 1/2 X 1-inch, with no-stick cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, eggs, sweet potatoes, molasses, and vanilla extract, with an electric mixer on medium speed, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until creamy. Gradually add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice, beat for an additional 1 to 2 minutes longer, or until blended. Stir in raisins and 1 cup chopped pecans. Spoon and evenly spread mixture onto prepared greased jelly roll baking pan.
2
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until light brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack, about 30 minutes.
3
Frost top evenly with cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle over top of frosting with remaining
1/2 cup chopped pecans. For bars, cut into 8 rows
by 6 rows, to form 48 bars. Store in airtight container.
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user Cindy Beard TNLuLu - Oct 12, 2010
I do believe I will love this. Can't wait to try it
user Brenda Watts BakingBrenda - Oct 12, 2010
Awww...Thank you Cindy!!
user Cindy Beard TNLuLu - Oct 12, 2010
Thank you for sharing :)
user Robin DuPree robdupree - Nov 30, 2010
Congratulations on the Blue Ribbon!
user Cindy Beard TNLuLu - Nov 30, 2010
Congrats Brenda!!!!

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