Yam Chocolate Spice Bars from Holly Clegg’s Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook

Yam Chocolate Spice Bars from Holly Clegg’s Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook

I saved the best for last – Holly Clegg’s recipe for Yam Chocolate Spice Bars from her new cookbook, Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC™ Eating Well To Fight Arthritis: 200 Easy Recipes and Practical Tips to Help Reduce Inflammation and Ease Symptoms [affiliate link]! Holly says that one bite of this incredible fall favorite made with a spice cake mix, yam filling and chocolate chips is a taste sensation. In fact, she finds that everyone requests this recipe after having a bite. It’s also a great way to use up leftover cooked sweet potatoes. Finally, since bar cookies freeze well, feel free to make up several batches in case you have a craving.

Yam Chocolate Spice Bars from Holly Clegg’s Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook

Yam Chocolate Spice Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box spice cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 (15-ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained and mashed or 1 cup cooked mashed Louisiana yams
  • 1 (16-ounce) box confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  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.
Servings: Makes 48 squares
  • Serving size: 1 square
  • Calories: 134
  • Calories from Fat: 42 (31%)
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 116mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg

Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

Recipe and photo used with permission of the author.

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