Truffles are an ideal dessert. They’re easy to make, you can make them from just about anything, and they look gorgeous despite minimal effort. I hadn’t made anything similar to a truffle since my cake ball debacle of 2014 (it was a disaster), so I figured it was time to give bite-sized balls another shot.

I searched my pantry for the ingredients I would use for my retribution balls and came across way too many sweet potatoes and a bag of Cinnamon Sweets TERRA Chips. To make truffles, you really just need an element of crunch that serves as a binding agent and a cream element that, when mixed together, can be rolled into balls and dipped in chocolate, so I said YOLO – let’s make truffles out of nearly 100% vegetables and make them so delicious no one would ever know they’re healthy.

This time, I succeeded.

Sweet Potato Truffles

  • Prep Time:40 minutes
  • Cook Time:25 minutes
  • Total Time:1 hour, 5 minutes
  • Servings:28 truffles
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 cup mashed sweet potato (yielded from 4 small or 2 large sweet potatoes)
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 bag Cinnamon Sweets TERRA Chips
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon milk (I used almond)
  • 1 bag dark chocolate chips
Photo by Analiese Trimber
Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 2

Place a paper towel over a cutting board for easy disposal and peel sweet potatoes.

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Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 3

Cut ends off sweet potatoes and dice.

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Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 4

Place diced sweet potatoes on baking sheet.

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Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 5

Drizzle with melted coconut oil, add cinnamon, and mix to combine.

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Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 6

Place in oven for about 20 minutes, or until sweet potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork.

Step 7

Remove sweet potatoes from oven and transfer to a cutting board.

Step 8

Mash sweet potatoes with a fork.

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Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 9

Once all sweet potatoes pieces are mashed, remove to a large bowl.

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Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 10

Add bag of Cinnamon Sweets TERRA Chips to food processor. If you don’t have a food processor, add chips to a gallon size Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin or bottom of a cup.

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Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 11

Pulse until finely ground.

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Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 12

Add all crumbs except a couple tablespoons to the mashed sweet potatoes (you will be using the remaining crumbs as garnish).

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Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 13

Add almond milk and maple syrup and mix until fully combined.

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Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 14

Place a new piece of parchment paper on your baking sheet.

Step 15

Form mixture into small balls and place on baking sheet.

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Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 16

Place in the freezer for about 15 minutes, or until firm.

Step 17

In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate chips.

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Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 18

Microwave chocolate chips until fully melted, making sure to stir the mixture every 30 seconds.

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Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 19

Once fully melted, remove sweet potato balls from the freezer.

Step 20

Dip a sweet potato ball into the chocolate mixture, using a fork or spoon to make sure it’s completely covered in chocolate.

Step 21

Place truffle back on the baking sheet, and garnish with your extra Cinnamon Sweets crumbs.

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Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 22

Repeat until all truffles have been dipped in chocolate.

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Photo by Analiese Trimber

Step 23

Place back in the freezer for about 15 minutes, and then move to the refrigerator until ready to eat.

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Photo by Analiese Trimber