Sweet Potato Squares

Sweet Potato Squares
Yield: 4 dozen squares Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 35 mins to 40 mins


  • 1 can (15.75 ounces) sweet potatoes (yams), in heavy syrup
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cups pecans, chopped

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 15 x 10 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan with nonstick cooking spray. Drain canned sweet potatoes, reserving 3 tablespoons syrup. Mash potatoes in bowl, combining with reserved syrup.

2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, allspice, cinnamon, cloves and salt in medium-size bowl. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars together on medium speed until smooth and slightly lightened in color, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. On low speed, beat in half the flour mixture. Beat in mashed sweet potato, then remaining flour mixture. Fold in the mini chips and 3/4 cup of chopped nuts.

3. Scrape batter into prepared pan, spreading to edges; smooth top. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

4. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned and pecans are toasted. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 4 dozen squares.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 126, Fat, total (g): 6, chol. (mg): 17, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 17, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 2, sodium (mg): 44, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.