Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Bars Kid Approved!

Desserts | Kid Approved | Snacks | Low Sodium | Vegetarian

Your kids will never know that these tasty treats are made with healthy sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Bars
18
Servings
50 minutes
Total Time
$0.30
Cost per serving
Temperature: 350 degrees
Serving size:1 bar
Prep time:20 minutes
Cook time:30 minutes
Total time:50 minutes
Equipment:

Oven

Large bowl

Medium bowl

13” x 9” pan

Parchment paper or aluminum foil (optional)

Utensils:

Mixing spoon

Measuring cups and spoons

Knife

Ingredients

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cooked, mashed and cooled, about 2 cups

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup low-fat or fat-free plain yogurt

1 large egg, beaten

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/4 cups instant oatmeal

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

1. Before you begin, wash your hands, surfaces, utensils, and produce.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 13” x 9” x 2” baking pan with non-stick cooking spray OR lightly spray baking pan with non-stock spray, line pan with foil or parchment paper and spray top of foil or paper with non-stick cooking spray.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine mashed sweet potato and sugar and stir until smooth.

4. Add applesauce, yogurt, and egg, mix thoroughly.

5. In a medium-size bowl, combine flours, oats, baking soda, and spices.

6. Add dry ingredients to sweet potato mixture and stir just enough to combine.

7. Add chocolate chips and stir to mix.

9. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly.

10. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly brown.

11. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 1 hour. Cut into 18 bars.

 

Sourced from University of Maryland Extension.

Tips

If you don’t have whole wheat flour, you can use all-purpose flour.

You can line your 13 x 9 x 2 pan with parchment paper to easily remove the bars from the pan before slicing.

Cook sweet potatoes:

  • Oven: Cut ¼” slit in the top of each potato and place in a baking dish, cover with foil, and bake at 450 degrees for one hour
  • Microwave: Pierce potatoes with a fork, wrap with a damp paper towel, place on a microwave-safe plate, microwave on high for 6 minutes

Make sure to let the sweet potatoes cool before using them in this recipe or they will melt the chocolate chips.

Ingredients

What goes in Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Bars?

Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Yogurt
Yogurt
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Applesauce
Applesauce
Nutmeg
Nutmeg

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

CALORIES
130
TOTAL FAT
4g
SODIUM
105mg
TOTAL CARBS
23g
PROTEIN
3g
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