New Year’s Eve and Vegan Sweet Potato Confections

 

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…

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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.

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In the meantime, melt chocolate in double boiler.

melted chocolate

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.

Sweet Potato Candy2

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!

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