Oatmeal Sweet Potato Bars – by Isolde

Oatmeal Sweet Potato Bars
Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen

Crust and Topping:

2 1/2cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cups sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbs butter, softened


3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350F.  Whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Beat in 1 cup of butter at low speed until it resembles wet sand, 1 – 1 1/2 minutes. Reserve 1 1/4 cups for topping. Sprinkle the rest in a foil lined 9×13 pan and press into an even layer. Bake until edges begin to brown, about 15 minutes.

While the crust is baking, mix reserved flour mixture, oats, brown sugar and 1 tbs butter.  For filling, mix all ingredients together.

Pour filling over hot crust. Bake 20 minutes. Sprinkle with topping. Bake an additional 15 – 20 minutes.