I can't say that I'm a huge fan of professional football, but I do like hanging out and I definitely love food, so yesterday was a great day! A couple of friends had people over and everyone brought a dish to share, which resulted in the best assortment of food from guac to ham to chili to pizza...I wanted to come up with a treat that was sweet but still "healtheasy," so I thought what better way to do that than with sweet potatoes? These truffles are naturally sweet, and you definitely wouldn't be able to tell that there is a vegetables in them!
I ended up discovering that the state of my bag of sweet potatoes was not as good as I had hoped, so I brainstormed another dish and brought that along as well...so look out for a sweet potato dip recipe in the coming days :)
Please make and enjoy these balls, and please keep the feedback coming! I love it when you share your results with me!
Chocolate Sweet Potato Truffles
Ingredients (makes about 25-30 truffles)
- 3 small sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup almond flour (or other nut flour)
- 3/4 cup cacao powder (unsweetened), plus more for dusting
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup chocolate whey protein powder (optional, may need to increase almond flour/cacao amount if using)
- Steam or microwave sweet potatoes until they are very soft. Remove skins. (and eat them, if you're like me)
- Transfer to a mixing bowl and while still warm, add coconut oil and honey, and mash well with a fork or spatula.
- Let cool and add almond flour, cacao powder, and protein powder (if desired) and mix well until all ingredients combine into almost a play-doh like consistency. Since sizes of sweet potatoes vary, you may need to add almond flour/cacao powder until you achieve the right ratio. Dough should hold shape well, and should not be too sticky, but the next step can also help reduce stickiness.
- Spread about 1/4 cup cacao powder on a plate, and as you shape the dough into approximately 3/4 inch balls, roll in powder and set finished truffles on a baking sheet or different plate.
- Place finished balls in the refrigerator for about 1/2 an hour to allow them to firm up.
- Enjoy the sweet (potato) goodness :)
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