Recipes Using Spice Cake Mix – BEST EVER Easy Yam Chocolate Spice Bars

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My Two Favorite Recipes Using Spice Cake Mix

This time of year I think about my recipes using spice cake mix and my Yam Chocolate Spice Bars from Eating Well To Fight Arthritis cookbook. tops the list. This delicious recipe uses a spice cake mix  and topped with a delicious yam cream cheese filling for indulgent Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Bars.  Add chocolate chips and you have spice, chocolate and cheesecake all in one bite! I have used pumpkin filling instead of sweet potatoes for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars recipe.  Either way, you have winning recipes using spice cake mix.



Yam Chocolate Spice Bars from Eating Well to Fight Arthritis

Once you make this recipe you will see why it is a favorite of my recipes using spice cake mixes.  The spice cake mix bottom, yam cheesecake filling and chocolate chips create a taste sensation. Everyone always requests this recipe. Also, you can use for leftover cooked sweet potatoes.

Makes 48 squares

1 (18.25-ounce) box spice cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg
1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese
1 (15-ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained and mashed
1 (16-ounce) box confectioners’ sugar
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat 13x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In mixing bowl, beat together cake mix, butter, and egg until well mixed. Spread batter into prepared pan.
3. In mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, sweet potatoes, confectioners’ sugar, egg whites, and vanilla until creamy. Stir in chocolate chips and pour mixture over batter in pan.
4. Bake 40-50 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool to room temperature and cut into squares.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 134, Calories from Fat 31%, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 12mg, Sodium 116mg, Carbohydrates 22g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Total Sugars 16g, Protein 2g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

Terrific Tip: Most bar cookies freeze well so make these cheesecake bars ahead of time  and pull out when needed.

Nutrition Nugget:

My Arthritis Cookbook Includes Delicious Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Bars
EATING WELL TO FIGHT ARTHRITIS: 200 easy recipes and practical tips to help REDUCE INFLAMMATION and EASE SYMPTOMSEATING WELL TO FIGHT ARTHRITIS: 200 easy recipes and practical tips to help REDUCE INFLAMMATION and EASE SYMPTOMS

Yam Chocolate Spice Bars are from the I have a Sweet Tooth chapter in Eating Well To Fight Arthritis. How could I write a cookbook without any desserts? However, I did try to include less sugar and better for you desserts.  I use sweet potatoes in these Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Bars and sweet potatoes are an excellent source of antioxidant-rich carotenoids because of their deep orange color.  Also, great for reducing inflammation. I have tons of arthritis diet recipes on my healthy food blog.

This anti inflammatory cookbook includes recipes to help fight inflammation. Sweet potatoes and pumpkin both are full of anti oxidants. We can always justify dessert.  Truly, this book is about arthritis diet recipes to help fight inflammation.

 

Ooey Gooey Bars Get Ready For The Holidays Using Spice Cake Mix

Have you ever had my famous Ooey Gooey Squares from KITCHEN 101? Well, this seems to be everyone in my family’s favorite recipe so I decided to change up the recipe. Yam Chocolate Spice Bars taste like a holiday Ooey Gooey Squares and makes the perfect holiday healthy easy recipe.   This spice cake mix dessert tastes like Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars made with sweet potatoes. The sweet yams or pumpkin combined with a spice cake mix and chocolate chips turn chocolate chip cream cheese bars into one of my favorite fall dessert recipes. Another one of my favorites recipes using spice cake mix as good as my Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Bars are my Apple Caramel Spice Bars.



Yam Chocolate Spice Bars Easy to Make Recipes using spice cake mix

I keep these ingredients in my pantry during the holiday season and I make Yam Chocolate Spice Bars all the time. They are simple and so good!  In fact, I have a book signing tomorrow and I decided to make Yam Chocolate Spice Bars. You can substitute canned pumpkin instead of canned yams and I sometimes use dark chocolate chips.  Then, you can say you believe in eating healthy.  I think this holiday pick up is the essence of the holiday.  The recipe makes one of the best spice cake mix desserts.  I bet it will be your go-to recipe this time of year. Take this yummy quick recipe to a cookie swap or party and I promise everyone will request the recipe.

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My New Favorite Pot Holders To Grab The Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Bars From The Oven

Axe Sickle (Set of 2) Silicone Heat Resistant Cooking Pinch Mitts, Mini Oven Mitts Gloves, Cooking Pinch GripsAxe Sickle (Set of 2) Silicone Heat Resistant Cooking Pinch Mitts, Mini Oven Mitts Gloves, Cooking Pinch Grips

I have these silicon oven mitts and love them. I think they are easier to grasp hold of the pan and use since they are short. Personally, these are my favorite because they don’t get dirty. My pot holders all look horrible even after I wash them. They are inexpensive, easy to store and do the job.

They come in all colors and also make a cute gift (for yourself).

 

 

 

 

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One Of My Favorite Gadgets For Bar Cookies
The Pampered Chef Mini Nylon Serving SpatulaThe Pampered Chef Mini Nylon Serving Spatula

I know it might seem silly but this mini spatula is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. Years ago I was doing The 700 Club on my cancer cookbook. In the make up room, someone was selling Pampered Chef so I wanted to see what everyone was buying. I bought this miniature spatula and it’s the perfect size to get bar cookies like my Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars out of the pan.

I bought one for all my kids and was so excited to now see it online to share it with you!




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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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