This is another of my Aunt Ann's recipe creations, so you know it's gonna be good! She had a bumper crop of sweet potatoes this year so she has been cooking up sweet potatoes in all sorts of new and delicious ways. These "Sweet Potato Bars" are sort of a sweet potato cheesecake bar and they are scrumptious. If you like sweet potato pie, you will love them. Here is what you will need:
1 yellow cake mix
4 eggs, divided
1/2 cup butter, 1 stick
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
1 (3.4 oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (8 oz.) container of frozen whipped topping, thawed
additional cinnamon for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the cake mix, 1 egg and 1 stick butter. Press into the bottom of a 9"x13" pan.
Beat the cream cheese, brown sugar, 3 eggs, sweet potatoes, dry pudding mix, cinnamon and vanilla until smooth. Pour over the cake mix crust.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or unit a pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove and cool completely.
When the bars are cool, spread the whipped topping over the top and sprinkle with just bit more cinnamon for garnish. Refrigerate.