A stack of Sweet Potato Blondie Bars on a white plate.

Sweet Potato Blondie Bars

Use roasted sweet potatoes in these better-for-you Sweet Potato Blondie Bars. A delicious autumn treat you can indulge in!

A stack of Sweet Potato Blondie Bars on a white plate.
Sweet Potato Blondie Bars

Use roasted sweet potatoes in these better-for-you Sweet Potato Blondie Bars. A delicious autumn treat you can indulge in!

One of the best things about fall is that once the baking bug bites, there are all the wonderful fall flavors to explore. And right now, I’m obsessed with all things sweet potato. If you love sweet potatoes as much as I do, there’s no reason to wait until Thanksgiving! I’ve been putting them in just about everything: bread, cakes, cookies and pretty much anything that could use a taste of autumn. So why not blondies?

A stack of Sweet Potato Blondie Bars on a white plate.

Roast Sweet Potatoes in the Microwave

If you’ve never baked with roasted sweet potatoes, it’s easier than you think. Of course, you can roast the sweet potatoes in the oven, but between you and me, I think the microwave is quicker and simpler.

Simply poke a few holes in the sweet potatoes with a fork, and let the microwave do its work – about 5-8 minutes on high should do, or if your microwave has the baked potato function, even better. Once the sweet potatoes are tender to the touch, simply half, scoop out the flesh from the skin, and mash.

With the sweet potatoes, these blondie bars are sweet and almost pumpkin-like, and mixed with chocolate chips and currants, it’s a fall treat you can totally indulge in!

MORE SWEET POTATO RECIPES

Chipotle-Spiced Sweet Potato Tacos
Sheet Pan Moroccan Chicken with Broccoli Rice and Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Bebinca
Sweet Potato Pancakes
Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Chowder

MORE DESSERT RECIPES 

Buttered Rum and Candied Sweet Potato Crumb Cake
Spanish Coffee Cake
Cranberry Curd and Hazelnut Shortbread Bars
Cassava Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
Apple Walnut Delight Cake

Sweet Potato Blondies

Use roasted sweet potatoes in these better-for-you Sweet Potato Blondie Bars. An autumn treat you can indulge in!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 131kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup mashed sweet potatoes about 1 small sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup currants

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. Prepare an 8×8 pan, lining it with parchment paper and spraying with cooking spray.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fully. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly with each addition. Add vanilla extract and mashed sweet potatoes and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Mix in chocolate chips and currants.
  • Spread in prepared pan, smoothing top with a spatula. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick is clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack, then cut into squares. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1036IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Angel+Jacklyn

    Ii found a crepes with yogurt topping recipe on the zing baking blend website that looks good

    Reply
  2. Norma

    I’d try it in your recipe!  Never thought of sweet potatoes for a brownie!

    Reply
  3. Kathryn C

    #SweepstakesEntry I would bake zucchini bread, banana bread and also Lintzer tart cookies

    KC

    Reply
  4. Whitney+Bellows

    I sent out a tweet: https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/660519163962654720

    Reply
  5. Whitney Bellows

    Id like to try and make some banana nut bread with Zing

    Reply
  6. Debbie B

    i would like to make chocolate chip cookies with Zing baking blend

    Reply
  7. Henria O.

    I will probably make some blueberry, almond and flax seed muffins.
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

    Reply
  8. angie

    mmmmm I would love to make cinnamon rolls using this stuff!  Perfect for a cool fall morning!

    Reply
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