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Sugary Sam Bars

Cakey Sweet Potato Bars

Cakey sweet potato bar cookies with pecans and chocolate chips.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet Potato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
Cost 5


  • 9 inch pan


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 of a 15.5 oz can about a cup of Sugar Sam’s Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel optional
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 4.5 oz
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate mini morsels
  • 1/3 cup toasted chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch metal pan.
  • Whisk oil, sugar and egg together in a medium bowl. Add sweet potatoes, vanilla and orange peel and whisk until thoroughly mixed. Stir in baking, salt and cinnamon, then when thoroughly mixed, add flour, chocolate chips and nuts. Stir just until flour is mixed in. Pour into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.