Sweet potato bars with toasted marshmallow topping

 

You will need:

  • 1 medium sized sweet potato
  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • marshmallows

Wash sweet potato, poke a few fork holes in it & bake at 400° for an hour. Wait for it to cool , then peel and mash potato to make a sweet potato purée, set aside.

In a stand mixer cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in the vanilla, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and ginger. With the mixer on low slowly add flour. Then fold in the sweet potato mixture. Pour into greased 9×9 pan and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean form the center.

Top with mini marshmallows or regular sized marshmallows cut in half. Broil on high just until the tops of the marshmallows brown. (you could use a kitchen torch for this step if you have one).

These turned out amazing!! The aroma that filled my house was worth making these alone. The kids loved these and I like that it is a dessert with a little bit of healthy in it. Right?! Sort of.

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