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Sweet Potato Chocolate Truffles ~ These truffles are naturally sweetened and 100% wholesome. Great as a healthy snack or dessert!

Sweet Potato Chocolate Truffles

Enjoy these naturally sweet and dairy-free truffles as a healthy snack or dessert!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, dairy free, dessert, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Holly Gray


  • 1 sweet potato large
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 6 Medjool dates pitted
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut divided


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.

For the sweet potato:

  • Using a fork, prick the sweet potato several times all over. Wrap the sweet potato in a sheet of aluminum foil then place it on a baking sheet. Bake 45-60 minutes, or until a fork can be easily inserted into the thickest part of the potato.
  • Transfer the cooked potato to a cutting board. Remove the foil and cut the potato in half lengthwise.
  • When cool enough to handle, scoop the flesh of the potato into a large mixing bowl. Use a potato masher to mash to... well, to mash the potato until its consistency is smooth. You should have about 1 1/2 cups of mashed sweet potato.

For the dates:

  • While the potato is baking, place the dates in a small bowl and cover them with water. Let the dates soak for 20 minutes, then drain the water. Transfer the dates to a small food processor and puree until mostly smooth.

Putting it all together:

  • To the bowl with the mashed sweet potato, stir in the pureed dates, and vanilla bean paste.
  • Add the almond meal, cocoa powder, and ½ cup of desiccated coconut. Stir until combined.
  • Using your hands, roll the mixture into balls so that you have approximately 24 truffles total.
  • Pour the remaining coconut into a shallow bowl then, working one at a time, gently roll each truffle in the coconut until coated.
  • On a serving plate, arrange the truffles in an even layer then refrigerate for 1 hour, until chilled to set.
  • Serve cool or room temperature.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1345IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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