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Spirited Southern Sweet Potato Bars recipe

Spirited Southern Sweet Potato Bars.

Festive dessert squares with an oat shortbreadcrust and nut-crumble topping enrobing a lusciously spiced andbourbon-spiked sweet potato filling.

Recipe: Spirited SouthernSweet Potato Bars

2 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or oldfashioned, uncooked)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups mashed cooked sweet potato or canned pumpkin
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons bourbon or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract (optional)
1 cup chopped pecans

  • Heat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightlygrease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  • In large bowl, combine oats and flour;mix well. Remove 2/3 cup and add salt and red pepper; set asidefor filling. To remaining oat-flour mixture, add butter, granulatedsugar and vanilla; blend with electric mixer on low to mediumspeed until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup for topping. Press remainingmixture evenly onto bottom of prepared pan.
  • Bake 15 minutes; remove pan from oven.In separate bowl, combine sweet potato, eggs, brown sugar, bourbonand reserved 2/3 cup oat-flour mixture; mix well. Spread fillingover warm crust. Add nuts to reserved topping mixture; mix well.Sprinkle evenly over sweet potato filling.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toppingis light golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack; cut into bars.Serve at room temperature. Store in refrigerator tightly covered.

    Makes 32 bars.

    Nutritional Information Per Serving (1bar): Calories 160, Calories From Fat 80, Total Fat 9g, SaturatedFat 4g, Cholesterol 30mg, Sodium 65mg, Total Carbohydrates 18g,Dietary Fiber 1g, Protein 2g, Total Sugars 9g.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof The Quaker Oats Company.

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    I agree about the fact that for most people fall equates to pumpkin and apple recipes. And although I love them both, it is refreshing to see something different!! I love these sweet potato bars. They look absolutely mouth watering!! Those bars are hollering out Pick me up and eat me. Fabulous crust. What a fun way to use sweet potato. Almost could say healthy bars??? Well one could try that ploy. Ha!

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