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Last Updated on December 6, 2020

Sweet Potato Pecan Bars

So I’m back in the sugar saddle, so to speak.  Friday, I started working on this recipe thinking I was going to make a pecan pie and low and behold it transforms into a bar recipe.   The first thing I noticed when I took my first bite was oh MAMA I missed sugar.  The second thing I noticed was a  strong craving to eat the whole pan of bars.

Sweet Potato Pecan Bars

After I tasted enough to make sure that this recipe was delicious, I cut it into squares and put it in the freezer.  This is huge for me because in the past, I would have gone with my first urge and eaten half the pan while fighting off Mr. Bejelly and Little.

I am not messing about and I am going to hit my fitness goal by my anniversary.  I bought a pair of goal pants and when I hit my goal I’m going sashay like Oprah did when she went on liquid fast diet and lost 67 lbs.  Right now my plan of attack is  lower carb, watching my calories and doing T-Tapp.

Sweet Potato Pecan Bars
Yield: 9

Sweet Potato Pecan Bars

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes



  • 1 cup sweet mashed potatoes, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon power
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup B grade maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 /4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 3 large eggs


  • 1/2 cup palm Shortening
  • 2 tablespoon B grade maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In a mixing bowl combine the sweet potatoes, coconut flour, spices, coconut oil and eggs and blend.
  2. Fold in the pecans and put into a greased 8" x 8" baking dish in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes at 350 degrees
  3. Let cool completely
  4. To make the frosting, whip the palm shortening, vanilla and maple syrup together until completely blended.
  5. Frost the bars and enjoy!

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Monday 2nd of December 2019

Have you tried to bake this batter into cupcakes/mini cupcakes?

Kelly Bejelly

Friday 6th of December 2019

No, but you can try. I would adjust cooking time.


Monday 28th of December 2015

Do the bars need to be refrigerated after they've been frosted? I always worry that they will get dry.

Kelly Bejelly

Monday 18th of January 2016

Yes, they need to be refrigerated hun.


Saturday 4th of October 2014

vanilla is vanilla extract?

Kelly Bejelly

Saturday 4th of October 2014

Yes, that is it!


Monday 6th of January 2014

What size baking dish did you use for this? Looks fabulous!

Kelly Bejelly

Monday 6th of January 2014

I made it in a 8" x 8" baking dish :) I hope you enjoy it!

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