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Sweet Potato Brownies with Buttered Maple Glaze

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Yup, you read the title right!  This is one of my favorite desserts and I love to feed it to the girls because it gives them a shot of sweet potato. I know it's not exactly a healthy snack but what can you do?


 Recipe:

Ingredients:
1 c. butter
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups peeled and finely shredded sweet potato or yam (sometimes I use more...closer to 3. That's what I did today)

Glaze Ingredients:
2 tbs butter, lightly softened
2 tbs pure maple syrup
3/4 c. confectioners sugar (you can even use less since the maple syrup is so sweet)

Directions:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Blend in the vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the butter mixture until it is just blended. Fold in the shredded sweet potato.  Spread the batter into the prepared dish.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Prepare the glaze by combining the glaze ingredients and stirring until smooth. Dollop on baked, hot brownies and smooth to cover as it melts into the brownies. Cool completely and cut into squares.  You could end up with 16 servings. Or 2, depending on how big you cut them.  ha ha ha! kidding. maybe.

Please make these. They are so delicious! And you can totally lower the sugar more, I think. Between the sweetness of the glaze and the sweet potato, I still think you could probably do a 1/4 cup of each one and they would still be plenty sweet!





Would these be good with an apple cider glaze?  Someone sub the maple syrup with apple cider in the glaze and then tell me how it tastes!  What yummy fall foods are you excited to eat?

Cheers!
Jenny

25 comments:

  1. thanks for the sweet comment on my post about Stanley. this looks so yummy! just wanted to let you know your set up as a no-reply commenter, so i couldn't send you message. xx

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  2. Yummo! Can't wait to try. This recipe has been pinned!

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  3. These sound good and your presentation of them is awesome. They look fabulous..
    Pinning....

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  4. just the way these are packaged screams EAT ME!! Yum! THanks for the great recipe... trying them out soonish.

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  5. Yum! I think I'll head out to get some sweet potatoes!

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  6. YUM!! Can't wait to try these! I'm visiting from the NJAH linky party, I hope you'll pop by and say hello!

    http://littlebirdiebaby.blogspot.com/2011/10/tutorial-tuesday-linky-party-trio-of.html

    I also have a linky party every Tuesday and would love it if you'd link up your tutorial, I'm featuring recipes this week! :) xoxo

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  7. This looks so delicious! We have sweet potatoes in Jamaica and I have eaten them in several dishes. I am a new Follower of your Blog from Jamaica. I learnt about your Blog from Eisy Morgan's Inspired by YOU Wednesdays Link Party. Take care.
    Judy - JUDY H-J'S THOUGHTS

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  8. Wow! I have to try this recipe. ..looks so delicious! Found you over on the Eisy Morgan link up party!
    -Robyn from http://tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  9. Yum, ditto! Look super super nummy!

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  10. yum, I love sweet potatoes, I have to try these on my boys :D

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  11. I love these and am bookmarking them! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  12. I have never heard of these before! I love the way you wrapped them. I'm pinning them to my YUM page!

    Have you linked up with Creative Me Monday yet? It's open through Saturday... I'd love to have you! Here's the link:

    http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2011/10/creative-me-monday.html?utm_source=BP_recent

    See you there!

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  13. Had to do a post about these... we just dug up our sweet potatoes and these bars looks amazing. Can't wait to try them!

    http://quiltednestantiques.blogspot.com/2011/10/sweet-potatoes-for-dessert.html

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  14. wow that look delish. I have got to try it out. Thank you so much sharing and for linking up to our party Show and Share this week! Come on back this Wednesday to link up your current projects.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  15. Jenny, this is such a unique recipe and I love sweet potatoes! Yum. Thank you so much for sharing at Savvy HomeMade Monday!

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  16. these look amazing! Thanks for linking up, I am going to be featuring these at my party this week. It will be up later tonight:)

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  17. It's not very often that I find a dessert that I have never seen before! What a fun fall dessert. They look delicious and I love the way you wrapped and tied them up!
    I would love it if you would share these at my "It's a Celebration" link party.
    Christina
    http://www.inspirationforcelebration.com/2011/10/its-celebration-link-party-october-2011.html

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  18. Thanks for linking up at Inspiration for Celebration! I think I will make these for Thanksgiving!
    I have featured your Sweet Potato Brownies this month. Feel free to grab an "I've been featured" button and link up any other fun entertaining/party ideas you have!
    Christina

    http://www.inspirationforcelebration.com/2011/11/its-celebration-link-party-november.html

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  19. You were featured on The Sweet Spot! Be sure to come by, grab a button, and link up your newest recipes to this week’s Recipe Party!

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  20. This looks awesome..I'm going to have to try it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  21. Hi! I shared your recipe on my Must Try Tuesday blog post today.

    http://therickettchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/03/59-must-try-tuesday-march-6-2012.html

    I love sweet potatoes and brownies I can't wait to try this recipe.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Wende
    The Rickett Chronicles

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