Sweet Potato Bars

Embrace the fall vibes with my Sweet Potato Bars recipe. Who else looks forward to the dessert as much as the turkey for Thanksgiving? These bars are so easy to make. For all of my Thanksgiving baking I use @egglandsbest eggs. They stay fresher longer compared to ordinary eggs, making them the ideal egg choice for baking during the holidays.

Why You’ll Love Sweet Potato Bars

  • Easy and Quick Prep: Whipping up these Sweet Potato Bars is a breeze, especially when you’re knee-deep in holiday prep chaos. They’re the perfect solution for a delicious dessert without the hassle.
  • Loaded with Sweetness: Imagine the delightful taste of sweet potato, maple syrup, and a touch of pumpkin seasoning. It’s a sweet and satisfying treat perfect for any gathering.
  • Thanksgiving Ready: For a Thanksgiving dessert that oozes comfort and autumn vibes, these bars are your go-to. With flavors that scream fall, they perfectly complement the holiday spirit, and the best part? You can make them ahead, freeing up time for other kitchen adventures.
  • Crunchy Gluten-Free Goodness: The gluten-free crust brings a delightful crunch to every bite, offering a tasty foundation for the velvety sweet potato filling. Whether you’re gluten-conscious or not, it’s a win-win.
  • Eggland’s Best Magic: Opting for Eggland’s Best eggs ensures your bars turn out moist and bursting with flavor. These eggs stay fresh longer, making them the ultimate choice for holiday baking where freshness is the key.

What You Need To Make Sweet Potato Bars

  • Food Processor
  • 8×8 Baking Dish
  • Nonstick Baking Spray
  • Parchment Paper
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Oven

Ingredients You Need To Make Sweet Potato Bars

For the Crust

  • GF Flour
  • Cold Butter
  • Sugar

For the Filling

  • Canned Sweet Potato
  • Maple Syrup
  • Pumpkin Seasoning
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Egg (preferably Eggland’s Best)
  • Arrowroot Powder
  • Evaporated Milk

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use All-Purpose Flour?

Yes, All-Purpose Flour can be used. Use the same amount that is listed in the ingredients, but swap with all purpose.

How To Make Sweet Potato Bars

Preheat the oven to 425°F and prepare an 8×8 baking dish by lining it with parchment paper.

In a food processor, pulse the crust ingredients until the dough forms.

Press the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan.

Mix all the filling ingredients in a bowl and pour over the crust.

Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350°F and bake for an additional 20 minutes.

Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting and serving.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use regular eggs instead of Eggland’s Best?

While regular eggs can be used, Eggland’s Best eggs are recommended for their freshness, contributing to the overall quality of the bars.

How long do Sweet Potato Bars last?

When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, these bars can last for several days, maintaining their deliciousness.

Can I freeze Sweet Potato Bars?

Yes, you can freeze these bars for longer storage. Ensure they are wrapped well to prevent freezer burn.

Sweet Potato Bars

These sweet potato bars are a delightful blend of seasonal flavors and textures, offering a comforting taste of autumn in every bite.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Potato Bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 145kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • mixing bowls
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8×8 baking dish
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup + 1.1 tbsp GF flour
  • 8 tbsp cold butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar

Filling

  • 1 ¼ cup canned sweet potato
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tsp pumpkin seasoning
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg preferably Eggland’s Best
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 cup evaporated milk

Instructions

Making the Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Prepare an 8×8 baking dish by spraying it with nonstick baking spray and lining it with parchment paper, leaving some extra paper coming off two sides for easy removal.
  • In a food processor, pulse the crust ingredients until the dough starts to come together.
  • Press the dough mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.

Making the Filling

  • In a bowl, mix all the filling ingredients until well combined.
  • Pour the filling over the crust.
  • Bake the bars at 425°F for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350°F and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the bars to cool completely before enjoying!

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 0.05g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 283IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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These bars are a breeze to make, and the sweet potato goodness, paired with the maple syrup sweetness, makes them a standout dessert for any occasion. Whether you’re gearing up for a Thanksgiving feast or just want a cozy autumn treat, these bars have got you covered. And don’t forget the gluten-free crust and the magic touch of Eggland’s Best eggs, adding that extra yum factor to make these bars a tasty and versatile addition to your holiday lineup.

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