sweet potato brownie bites – the perfect little treat to curb your sweet tooth

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Gluten-free
Refined sugar-free
Dairy-free
Vegan
and no baking required!

1 large sweet potato (I used the orange variety)
6 medijool dates (pitted)
4 tbsp raw cacao powder
3 heaped tsp raw honey or pure maple syrup
1 cup ground nuts of choice (I used almond)

You’re going to laugh at this but this morning I Googled ‘how to cook a potato in the microwave’ and applied the instructions to my kumara (what us NZers call sweet potatoes). My sister glanced at the computer screen while I was googling and fell into a giggling frenzy exclaiming: “ha ha ha said the girl with the food blog”. To which I replied: “I have no shame bitch” Minus the bitch, I just thought that part – sorry sis if you’re reading this, which you most probably are… as it seems these days, my only followers/likes on Facebook are my sister and my mum! Nevertheless, my “developing” (an optimistic word/view to make myself feel better) culinary skills have produced these epic brownie balls/truffles/bites whatever you like to call them, deliciousness.

As per Google’s instructions (sorry Einstein next time I shall use my own brain – whatever that means in this day and age?):

Scrub the potato, and prick several time with the tines of a fork. Place on a plate.

Cook on full power in the microwave for 5 minutes then turn over, and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.

Scoop out the insides of the sweet potato and place in the food processor alongside the remaining ingredients

Whizz for a few minutes or until mixture starts to come together like a dough.

Using your hands, roll into balls.

To finish, coat in raw cacao powder.

Refrigerate before consumption or nom nom straightaway if you just can’t wait.

6 comments

    1. hey! yes they’re super expensive! You can most definitely use regular dates you just need to soak them for a couple hours in warm water to soften them up! Otherwise they wont break down xxx

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