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Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bars

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling

Makes

2 dozen

Your whole house will be filled with the aroma of pumpkin spice when you bake these wonderful sweet potato cheesecake bars. They look complicated but are so easy, you can whip up a batch anytime. —Nancy Whitford, Edwards, New York
Sweet Potato Cheesecake Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • FILLING:
  • 1 can (15 ounces) sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/4 cups granola without raisins
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, butter and egg until crumbly. Press onto the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes, cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, egg and pie spice in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Spread over crust.
  3. Bake at 350° until center is almost set, 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream, vanilla and remaining sugar. Spread over filling. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over top. Bake just until set, 5-8 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 259 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 217mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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