Frosted Spicy Sweet Potato Bars

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Brenda Watts

By
@BakingBrenda

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

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. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 7 votes

Comments:
Serves:
48 cookie bars
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
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

How to Make Frosted Spicy Sweet Potato Bars

Step-by-Step

  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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About Frosted Spicy Sweet Potato Bars

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




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