Frosted Spicy Sweet Potato Bars

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 6 Ratings
Serves: 48 cookie bars
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Cooking Method: Bake


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

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Brenda Watts Recipe
Lightly Salted
Gaffney, SC (pop. 12,414)
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.


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.
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.
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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