Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sweet Potato Blondies

A blondie brownie topped with a sweet potato, pecan and marshmallow fluff layer and drizzled with melted butterscotch chips. 

Sweet Potato topped Brownies


Do you like layered bar desserts? Playing around with all the different taste and texture combinations
that can be created is fun. The possibilites are endless for whipping up a new batch of deliciousness. Admittedly, a couple of extra dirty bowls to contend with but dirty dishes have always been the yin to the yang of my love of experimenting in the kitchen.

Not all of my kitchen experiments turn out the way I envision, but these bars hit the mark. A chewy blonde brownie, topped with a souffle like layer of mashed sweet potato mixed with chopped pecans and marshmallow fluff. The grand finale a heavy drizzle of melted butterscotch chips. 

These bars stayed soft for several days and were even better the next day. They are not too sweet and would be great served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Sweet Potato topped Blondies


Sweet Potato Blondie Brownies

Brownies:
2 Sticks Unsalted Butter – Softened
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Sweet Potato Layer:
1 Cup Mashed Sweet Potatoes
1 Cup Marshmallow Fluff
1 Cup Chopped Pecans
2 Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Egg

Drizzle:
1/2 Cup Butterscotch Chips


Preheat to 350 degrees.

Mix salt and flour in a small bowl.

In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer; cream butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract together until fluffy. Add eggs and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Add flour mixture and mix just until combined. Spread mixture into a 9X13 dish. I used a glass dish and did not grease or spray.

Mix mashed sweet potatoes, marshmallow fluff, maple syrup and cinnamon until combined. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Fold in chopped pecans. Spread over brownie mixture.

Bake 26 to 28 minutes, until sweet potato mixture is set. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool.

To melt butterscotch chips, place in microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring chips after each interval until fully melted, two rounds in the microwave should do it. Drizzle cooled bars with melted butterscotch chips.



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46 comments:

  1. These sound so yummy to me! Two of my faves- sweet potato and butterscotch. Sounds like a winner to me!

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    1. Thank you Christie, it is a yummy combo for these blondies. So glad you stopped by!

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  2. Super yum! So many of my favorite things, blondies, sweet potato and pecans, so creative! Pinning! :)

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    1. Thank you Joy and thanks for pinning!

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  3. Super like. Healthy and yummy. Great use of sweet potato. I love the recipe. I have to try it soon. :)

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  4. I love sweet potatoes but never tried to bake blondies with them
    I love this recipe!!

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    1. Thank you Winnie. I love sweet potatoes too!

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  5. Hi Christy, this sweet potato brownies look so delightful. The drizzle topping look very nice, well done!

    Best regards.

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    1. Hi Amelia, the butterscotch drizzle really makes these blondies. Thank you for visiting!

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  6. Never had blondies made with sweet potato,but this looks and sounds delicious ! Pinned to try :-)

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    1. Thank you for pinning Linda. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. I've never tried sweet potato in a dessert, but these sound so good! I want to try them sometime. Stopping by from the Come Along Ponds link up.

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    1. Thank you Jenna, we loved them. I hope you get a chance to try them!

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    2. Me too! Thanks for sharing this post with Hump Day Happenings, too.

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  8. Um. Yes. This sound phenomenal. I've never heard of using sweet potatoes on a blondie, but I am all for it! Thank you so much for linking up at Come Along Ponds!

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    1. Thank you Megan, it was a great combo. Thank you for hosting!

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  9. What a great tip! Hello, my name is Misty, from The LadyPrefers2Save at http://theladypreferstosave.com, and I'm one of the new co-hosts for the Merry Monday Linky Party! I wanted to write and thank you for linking up to this weeks Merry Monday party, as well as to let you know that your post will be linked to the Merry Monday Pinterest board, as well my social media accounts. I would love to have you also stop by my blog as well! Thanks for linking up at the Merry Monday's Linky Party this week, and I hope to see you linking up next week as well. Have an awesome week!

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  10. Thanks for coming and linking up at our Happy Holidays Link Party. We'd love to see you back next week starting Saturdays @7pm ET on The Midnight Baker from now until Christmas!
    Judy@ http://www.bakeatmidnite.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Judith. The Happy Holidays Link Party is a great place to link up!

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  11. I now bid a fond farewell to the four pounds I lost last week.

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    1. Lol, I have given up until after the holidays, just too much goodness floating around! Thanks for visiting, hope to hear from you again soon!

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  12. Christy, I saw this on the weekend retreat link party and it immediately caught my eye! These blondies look and sound amazing. I have never baked with sweet potato but I will be now. If you had a spare moment, I would be delighted if you'd drop this (and anything else you'd like to share) by at the #PureBlogLove DIY and recipe link party! You can find me here: http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Thank you Nicole, they were delicious and I have some other great sweet potato recipes planned. I would be happy to share at Pure Blog Love!

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  13. Mmm sounds really interesting and tasty!
    Have never tried sweet potatoes in desserts, but I'm sure it's a match.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Found you at weekend retreat.

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    1. Thank you for visiting, they were delicious. I love messing around in the kitchen to see what I can come up with, sometime a win sometimes not, these were!

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  14. I love adding healthy ingredients like sweet potatoes to my dessert recipes because it means I can eat more, right? These look delicious - thanks for sharing your recipe.

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    1. Hey Heather, that is my philosophy too! LOL Thank you, I'm so glad you stopped by!

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    2. Glad to know I'm not the only one. Nice to meet you, Christy!

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  15. I can't wait to try these! What great flavor combos - sounds perfect for a Thanksgiving weekend dessert! Found this at #FoodieFridays!

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    1. Hi Susan, it is a tasty combo. I hope you get a chance to try them!

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  16. Thank you so much for attending week 11 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post,. I am so excited to try these blondies for myself - looking forward to the other sweet potato recipes :) I can't wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!
    Nicole

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    1. Thanks Nicole, glad you are excited to try them!

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  17. What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing it at the Say G'day Linky Party. I've just pinned it!

    Best wishes for a fabulous week,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Hi Natasha, thanks for pinning and visiting. Thank you for hosting such an awesome party. Always look forward to Say G'Day Saturday at Natasha in Oz!

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  18. G'day Looks great! All blog comments appreciated and sharing is caring today!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List #SayGdayParty pinned

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  19. These look so good! I love sweet potatoes and putting them in blondie form just takes them over the top! Pinning! :) Thanks so much for sharing on Strut Your Stuff Saturday!

    Lauren Copeland
    Life Well Sweetened Blog
    www.lifewellsweetened.com

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    1. Hi Lauren, I love sweet potatoes too, paired with the blondie...well, they were delicious! Thanks for visiting and pinning!

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  20. You are making me so hungry! Pinned and tweeted. Lou Lou Girls

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  21. They sound really interesting. I have never mixed sweet potato with anything sweet before, so I am very tempted to give these a try :-)


    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Catherine. The sweet potato is a great combo with the blondie!

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  22. Ah! Too many Christy's! LOL These look so so yummy!! Sweet potato, huh? Interestingly yummy! Thanks for linking up with #FoodieFridays!

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    1. I know, I went through that from elementary through high school...Christys, Kirstys, Kristens, Chrissys...I could go on and on lol. I was surprised at how many people had never heard of sweet potato in a dessert. In the south, sweet potato pie is a staple. Thanks for visiting!

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