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Sweet Potato Bars

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Let’s make sweet potato bars!

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Sweet Potato Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe: 


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ¼ cups quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips


  • Mixing spoon
  • Fork
  • Spatula
  • Potato masher
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Oven mitts
  • 13”x 9”x 2” Baking pan
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Microwave-safe plate


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Scrub sweet potatoes under running water. Poke holes in potatoes with a fork. Cook in the microwave for about 15 minutes. Let cool completely.
  3. Remove skins of potatoes. Place sweet potato and sugar in large mixing bowl: mash until smooth.
  4. Add oil, yogurt, and egg to the sweet potato mixture; mix thoroughly.
  5. In another bowl, measure and mix flours, oatmeal, baking soda, and spices; mix well.
  6. Add dry ingredient mixture to sweet potato mixture; stir just enough to combine.
  7. Add chocolate chips and stir to mix.
  8. Spray baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan; smooth out batter evenly in pan and place pan on middle rack in oven.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool for 8-10 minutes.
  10. Cut into bars (4 cuts by 8 cuts) and remove from pan. Cool before serving.

Recipe by USDA Food and Nutrition Service

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