Yam Chocolate Spice Bars

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Yam Chocolate Spice Bars
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
276
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
48

Notes

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

Ingredients

  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1/2 Cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • One 8-ounce package cream cheese
  • 1 can sweet potatoes, drained and mashed or 1 cup cooked Louisiana yams, mashed
  • One 16-ounce box confectioners' sugar
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
15%
Sugar
23g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Cholesterol
27mg
9%
Protein
3g
5%
Carbs
46g
15%
Vitamin A
161µg
18%
Vitamin C
1mg
2%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.4mg
2%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
53mg
5%
Fiber
0.9g
3.7%
Folate (food)
6µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
33µg
8%
Folic acid
16µg
N/A
Iron
0.8mg
4.4%
Magnesium
14mg
4%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.6mg
2.9%
Phosphorus
103mg
15%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
96mg
3%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.1%
Sodium
190mg
8%
Sugars, added
21g
N/A
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
1.8%

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