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!


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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


  • 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


  • 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.


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. Susan Smith

    I would bake banana bread using Born Sweet® Zing™ Baking Blend.


    I would love to try to make some pumpkin tartlets with Zing. truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)Com

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  4. Laura J

    Oh those look so yummy!!!  So neat with the sweet potatoes!  I have to try that!!  I would love to try it in my oatmeal raisin bars!

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  6. Julie Wood

    I am going to be making my Pumpkin Spice Walnut bread that I make this time every year! I love your Sweet Potato Blondies. How healthy.

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    Chocolate Chip Banana Brown Butter Cake!
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  13. heather

    I would bake the Peanut Butter and Banana Cake recipe from their site using Born Sweet® Zing™ Baking Blend.

  14. Vickie

    Wow one of the easiest BlogHer contest entries ever..is this all.?
    I am starting fall we my delicious pumpkin iced cookies.

  15. Erika

    I’d love to bake lots of sugar cookies this Christmas!


  16. Madeline

    I’ll use the Born Sweet® Zing™ Baking Blend to make their cinnamon apple muffins. They look tasty!

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