What if I told you that you could have all the flavor of a rich, fudgy, decadent chocolate truffle, but it actually housed some decent nutrition, too? I think we’d all line up to get a piece of that. Right?
The good news is a truffle like that actually exists. And you can easily make it within the walls of your kitchen. The magic behind this gem is none other than the sweet potato. This versatile southern staple has tons of beta-carotene, vitamin A and fiber to name just a few of its benefits. Add a little chocolate, a touch of coconut oil, and voila – truffles!
I prefer bittersweet chocolate for this recipe, because the sweetness of the sweet potato adds quite a bit to the finished product. Use semi-sweet chocolate if you like your chocolate ultra-sweet. But I don’t recommend anything sweeter.
A high-speed blender or food processor is beneficial in making these ultra-smooth. However, a whisk and your own brute strength work, too. The reality is the ease of mixing depends on how soft the sweet potato puree is.
I like to roll mine in cocoa powder, but other fun toppings are finely chopped nuts, shaved chocolate, sprinkles, flaked coconut or finely chopped dried fruit. Just remember to have fun with it!