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Many people crave a sweet treat from time to time, even if they don’t want to confront the side effects of a little indulgence. However, when healthier ingredients are in the mix, a dessert can fit in with healthy eating plans.

This recipe for Sweet Potato Chewy Bars features vitamin-rich sweet potatoes and pecans, which boast heart-healthy fats. You can experiment with the recipe and reduce the sugar content if you want to make this recipe even healthier. Enjoy, courtesy of the Mississippi Sweet Potato Council.

Sweet Potato Chewy Bars

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Makes 12

4 eggs

3/4 cup cooking oil

1 cup coconut

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 16-ounce box dark brown sugar

2 cups Bisquick

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup finely shredded sweet potatoes

Combine all ingredients and pour into an oblong 9- by 13-inch pan.

Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and cut into 12 squares.

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