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sweet potato spice bars

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Katie Heuer
Wautoma, WI

A lot like pumpkin bars but lower calories. Sweet Potato Spice Bars w/o Frosting 85-calories each With Frosting 127-calories each Very Yummy!

(1 rating)
yield 32 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sweet potato spice bars

  • 2 c
    original bisquick mix
  • 1 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 c
    natural unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp
    nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    ginger powder
  • 3
  • 2 c
    sweet potato cooked and mashed
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 oz
    cream cheese, low-fat
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla, extract
  • 2+ Tbsp
    fat free evaporated milk
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, ground

How To Make sweet potato spice bars

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 15"x10"x1" pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat all bar ingredients except raisins with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in raisins. Pour and spread into prepared pan.
  • 3
    Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, softened butter, vanilla, cinnamon and 2 tablespoons milk with electric mixer until smooth. Gradually mix in powdered sugar on low speed till smooth. If to thick add more milk 1 teaspoon at a time to desired spreadable consistency. Spread over bars. Cut into 8 rows by 4 rows for 32 bars. Store covered in refrigerator. Enjoy!