Yam Chocolate Spice Bars

Yam Chocolate Spice Bars
Staff Writer

Holly Clegg

One bite of this incredible fall favorite, made with spice cake mix, yam filling, and chocolate chips, is a an amazing sensation of tastes. It's also a great use for leftover cooked sweet potatoes the day after Thanksgiving.

24
Servings
48
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

TERRIFIC TIP:  Most bar cookies freeze well, so feel free to make them if you have a craving.

Ingredients

  • box spice cake mix
  • 1/2  Cup  butter, melted
  • egg
  • One  8-ounce package cream cheese
  • can sweet potatoes, drained and mashed or 1 cup cooked Louisiana yams, mashed
  • One  16-ounce box confectioners' sugar
  • egg whites
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 2/3  Cups  semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cake mix, butter, and egg until they are well mixed. Spread the batter into a prepared pan.

In another mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sweet potatoes, confectioners’ sugar, egg whites, and vanilla until the mixture is creamy. Stir in the semisweet chocolate chips. Pour this mixture over the batter in the pan.

Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Cool to room temperature and cut into squares.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Calcium, Ca
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Sodium, Na
30mg
2%

Yam Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Yam Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.