DES Sweet Potato Bars

Sweet Potato Bars



1/2   cup butter 

1 1/2   cups brown sugar, firmly packed 

2   eggs 

1   cup all-purpose flour 

1   cup whole-wheat flour

2   tsp. baking powder 

2   tsp. ground cinnamon 

1/2   tsp. baking soda 

1/2   tsp. salt 

1/2   tsp. ground allspice 

1   lb. sweet potatoes, pared and shredded (about 2 cups) 

2   cups uncooked old-fashioned rolled oats 

2   cups coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts


In large mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and allspice. With a wooden spoon, stir in dry ingredients, sweet potatoes, oats and nuts. Spread dough in a 9x13x2-inch greased baking pan. Bake at 350 degree for 25 to 30 minutes until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into l l/2 inch bars. 

Drop Cookies: Drop dough by heaping tablespoons on lightly greased cookie sheets and flatten to l/2 inch thickness. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes until lightly browned. Makes about 36 3-inch cookies.

Serving Size: 36 cookies

Cook Time: 1 hour