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Yam Chocolate Spice Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Servings: 48 squares

One bite of this incredible fall favorite made with a spice cake mix, yam filling and chocolate chips was a taste sensation. Everyone requested this recipe. Good use for leftover cooked sweet potatoes.


  1 box (18.25-ounce) spice cake mix

  1/2 cup butter, melted

  1 egg

  1 package (8-ounce) reduced-fat cream cheese

  1 can (15-ounce) sweet potatoes, drained and mashed

  1 box (16-ounce) confectioners' sugar

  2 egg whites

  1 tsp vanilla extract

  2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

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1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat 13x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In mixing bowl, beat together cake mix, butter, and egg until well mixed. Spread batter into prepared pan.

3. In mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, sweet potatoes, confectioners' sugar, egg whites, and vanilla until creamy. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour mixture over batter in pan.

4. Bake 40-50 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool to room temperature and cut into squares.

Terrific Tip: Most bar cookies freeze well, so feel free to make ahead and pull out when you have a craving.

Nutrition Nugget: You know yams are an excellent source of antioxidant-rich carotenoids because of their deep orange color – great for reducing inflammation.

Nutritional Information:

Calories 134

Calories from Fat 42

Total Fat 5g 

Saturated Fat 3g 

Cholesterol 12mg 

Sodium 116mg 

Total Carbohydrate 22g 

Sugars 16g

Protein 2g