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.