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Sweet Potato Pie Bars

Sweet Potato Pie Bars

Wait until you taste this yummy sweet potato pie disguised as an incredible bar cookie. The fabulous sweet potato pie filling with a cinnamon crumbly topping is easily cut into squares and watch them disappear.

Ingredients

  • 1 (18 1/4-ounce) yellow cake mix, divided
  • 6 tablespoons margarine, melted and divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Set aside 1 cup yellow cake mix.
  2. In a mixing bowl, blend together remaining cake mix, 4 tablespoons melted margarine and egg; mix well.
  3. Pat mixture into the bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine sweet potatoes, nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, sugar, egg whites, and evaporated milk until creamy.
  5. Pour filling over prepared crust.
  6. Mix reserved 1 cup cake mix, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, remaining 2 tablespoons melted margarine, brown sugar and pecans and sprinkle over filling.
  7. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until filling is set.

Yield: 24 servings

Nutrition: Per serving: Cal 182 (36% from fat); Fat 7g; Protein 3g; Carb 27g, Chol 11mg; Sodium 185mg; Saturated Fat 2g; Dietary Fiber 1g

Created by Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission spokesperson, Holly Clegg.

Recipe and photo credit: Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission


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