Brenda Watts Recipe

Frosted Spicy Sweet Potato Bars

By Brenda Watts BakingBrenda

Recipe Rating:
48 cookie bars
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Brenda's Story

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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.


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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Sherry Talcott 1sherry
Nov 24, 2014
Congratulations on your "Blue Ribbon" Brenda :
Tammy Oswalt Poni
Nov 28, 2012
Sounds wonderful. I think I would try it with fresh cooked sweet potatoes and, perhaps dried cranberries for the raisins. Yes, confess, would make my own frosting if time is available.
Brenda Watts BakingBrenda
Sep 24, 2011
Awww.. I'm so glad you liked them!! Great idea of adding the cinnamon to the icing..sounds delicious..YUM :-) ..I gotta try that!!Thank You Candi!! Hope you have a very blessed weekend :-)
Candi Miller cik
Sep 23, 2011
Perfect for fall! Made icing and added 1/2 tsp cinnamon to it. Only problem is even with the big pan, they don't last long!