I know. Sweet potato and chocolate? What are you thinking Raisa? But hear me out. This recipe is just about the yummiest. The sweet potatoes don’t only add nutrients, but they add a light, airy, and creamy consistency at the same time. And I promise you that when it comes to flavor, the superstar of the recipe is the chocolate.
But I am The Nutrinut, so let’s talk a little about some of the benefits of having a dessert with simple, wholesome, and nourishing ingredients.
You might know this about me already, but in case you didn’t, I love having dessert. And I really LOVE chocolate. Although there is nothing wrong with having dessert, I do have to say that we should always aim for a more nourishing option. Because every meal (including dessert) is a brand new chance that we have to give our bodies amazing nutrition. So why not take it? Especially if it can be done in a delicious way. You CAN have your cake and eat it too!
And this sweet potato chocolate truffle does just that. The sweet potatoes bring vitamins like vitamin A and E along with fiber and protein. And there’s a good reason cacao is a superfood. It’s a lovely source of antioxidants.
Yes, like in most desserts, there’s sugar. But that’s exactly why you want to have a dessert that has fiber. Fiber will help you feel satisfied quicker and it also helps avoid the blood sugar spike and drop. You can think of fiber kind of like an antidote of sugar.
I think I’ve given you some good reasons to give this one a go, so let’s jump to the recipe, shall we?
Sweet Potato Chocolate Truffles Recipe
Yields: 16-18 truffles
- 1 sweet potato cooked and peeled
- 1/4 cup sugar (I used brown)
- 3 TBSP cacao powder
- 1 TBSP coconut oil
- Chocolate sprinkles or extra cacao powder to cover
- Cook the sweet potato – I boiled mine. The peel comes off very easily after it’s cooked.
- Mash well the sweet potato. You can even do this using a food processor to make sure there are no pieces of sweet potato left behind.
- In a pan, place all the ingredients. Cook over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes, mixing well with a spoon.
- Transfer to a plate and allow it to cool in the fridge for about 1 hour.
- Roll into little balls using your clean hands and cover in chocolate sprinkles, cacao powder, or crushed nuts.
The Nutrinut Notes and Tips:
Keep these in the fridge for up to 1 week in a covered container.
Also, days 2-5 is when this recipe is the yummiest for me :). Allowing the ingredients to sit together overnight in the fridge really takes the flavor to the next level.
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