Sweet Potato, Date and Nut Squares

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Sydney Mike

The original of this recipe was found in The Sweet Potato Lover's Cookbook, 1998.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & spray a 9"x13" baking pan with nonstick vegetable spray.
  2. Place the mashed sweet potatoes in a large bowl & set aside.
  3. In another bowl & using an electric mixer, cream together the butter & sugar before adding the eggs & vanilla, mixing to combine.
  4. Add this egg mixture & the 1/4 cup of milk to the mashed sweet potatoes & beat well to combine.
  5. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cloves, nutmeg & cinnamon.
  6. Place the dates & nuts in another bowl, tossing them with 1/4 cup of the flour mixture.
  7. Add the remaining flour mixture to the sweet potato mixture & blend, then fold in the dates & nuts.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish & bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool on a wire rack before cutting into 24 small squares.

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