Sweet Potato Streusel Bars

Sweet potatoes and pecans pair up in these streusel bars - a great Christmas dessert.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

2
cups crushed pecan shortbread cookies (18 cookies)
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
2
cans (15 oz each) sweet potatoes in syrup, drained, mashed
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon grated gingerroot
1 1/2
teaspoons grated orange peel
1
egg
1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1/3
cup cold butter

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix cookie crumbs and melted butter. Press mixture in bottom of pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix sweet potatoes, 1/3 cup brown sugar, the gingerroot, orange peel and egg. In medium bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar and the pecans. Cut in 1/3 cup butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until mixture is crumbly.
  • 4 Spoon and spread filling evenly over crust. Sprinkle topping over filling; pat gently.
  • 5 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set and edges are golden brown. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store in refrigerator.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.