Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Bars

Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Bars are perfectly flavored for fall. The flavor of sweet potatoes, pecans, and fall spices really shine through in these creamy, rich and buttery bars.

Ingredients

  • 1 regular size box white cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, divided
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 3 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes, about 3 medium to large sweet potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13×9-inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, combine dry cake mix and pecans. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or your fingers. Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan.
  • Using an electric stand or hand mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar, 1 egg, and 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a clean bowl, stir together sweet potatoes, remaining 2 eggs, remaining sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract. Pour mixture over pecan/cake mixture.
  • Drop cream cheese mixture by spoonfuls over sweet potato mixture. Cut through the cream cheese with a knife to swirl the 2 layers together.
  • Bake until set, about 45 minutes. Cool completely and then refrigerate for at least 4 hours before cutting into squares and serving.

Full recipe here.

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Mandefiel Mamora

Basketball fan, traveler, band member, Bauhaus fan and holistic designer. Producing at the sweet spot between aesthetics and intellectual purity to answer design problems with honest solutions.