In preparation for our New Year evening with family I have begun to make a list of munchies to carry us through till either the clock strikes twelve, or we fall asleep! In addition to gluten-free Zaatar pies, veggie sticks and Baba Ghannouj, gingerbread cookies, and sparkling juice drinks…
One of my favorite candies to make is this recipe I adapted to fit in our Cancer Prevention diet. It solicits the help of sweet potatoes to make a slightly unusual, but very tasty confection. Each serving (1 inch x 1 inch) contains less than 2g of sugar! You can even lower that by using 80% dark chocolate.
I wish you all a New Year filled with Blessings, the recognition of Love in all around you, and good health!
Sweet Potato Candy, Gluten Free and Vegan
- 1 c. riced organic Sweet Potatoes
- 1- 1/2 c. Xylitol, processed in grinder or food processor till fine
- 2 tsp. Vanilla
- 1 Tbs. freshly ground Golden Flax Seeds
- 3 tsp. organic Orange Juice
- 1 Tbs. finely grated organic Orange Rind (opt.)
- 8 oz. Dark Chocolate (75% or more)
Combine potato, sweetener, vanilla, flax, juice and orange rind in a bowl. Mix well.
In the meantime, melt chocolate in double boiler.
Press potato mixture firmly in a 9 x 11 glass baking pan, making sure it’s even.
Pour the chocolate over the top and smooth with the back of a spoon, making sure to reach the corners. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
Cut potato candy into 1-inch squares. You may wrap each one individually if desired. Will keep for 1 week covered in refrigerator.
~ In Good Health! ♥