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Sweet Potato Energy Squares
Sweet Potato Energy Squares
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Setting Time
3 hrs
Total Time
15 mins

These sweet potato energy squares are a chewy delight loaded with nuts, coconut, dates, pumpkin seeds, flax and warm spices! Perfect for breakfast on the go or a snack. 

Course: Snack
Keyword: Energy Squares, Sweet Potato Energy Squares
Servings: 9 bars
Calories: 224 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato from about 1 large cooked sweet potato
  • 12 whole pitted dates
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. To cook the sweet potato, just pierce it all over with a fork and put it on a microwave safe plate. Microwave it for 5 minutes or until tender. Let it cool enough to handle, then cut it in half and scoop the filling right out of the skin. Measure out the 1/2 cup from it and store any leftovers. Set up a food processor and combine the sweet potato with all of the remaining ingredients. Pulse it together until you have a mixture that is fine but still has some texture. Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment to have a little hanging over the edge and press the mixture really firmly into it so that it sticks together well. Refrigerate the tray for at least 3 hours or up to overnight. When it is done chilling, lift the firmed up mixture out of the tray and cut it into 9 squares by making two equal cuts both horizontally and vertically. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for a few days! Enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Energy Squares
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 145
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.1g25%
Saturated Fat 1.9g12%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 265mg8%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 4.2g18%
Sugar 8.6g10%
Protein 7.2g14%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.