Sweet Potato Carob Truffles


Sweet and gooey!


And healthy!

Whoever said being plant-based means losing some of the edible pleasures of life? Not I! 

These truffles are so versatile and can be coated in many different flavors. They taste awesome rolled in crushed pistachios and coconut! I just happen to love sweet potatoes and carob, so these always hit the spot for me. They’re super simple to make and deliver a winning dessert so good, I bet you can’t stop at just one. 

I’ve made these with my kids many times, and they love it! Heads up! It gets a little messy with the kiddos but I kinda like seeing their messy happy faces too 🙂 

Try this recipe and let me know how you like it! Leave a comment and don’t forget to tag a photo #choosingmyhealth on Instagram. Enjoy, friends!

Sweet Potato Carob Truffles

Servings: 12

Prep Time:  15 mins to 1 hr (if sweet potato needs to bake) + freeze time (1-2 hrs)

Good For: Dessert, Snack

Cuisine: Vegan



  • 1/2 cup sweet potato purée
  • 1 cup medjool dates
  • 5 tbsp carob powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbs of almond butter
  • 1 cup almond flour


  • Crushed Pistachio
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Carob Powder



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment paper
  2. Bake a large sweet potato for 45 minutes
  3. Scoop out a cup of sweet potato purée
  4. Combine all ingredients (potato purée, dates, carob powder, vanilla, almond butter, and almond flour) in the food processor and process until it makes a firm, sticky dough. If too sticky, add some more almond flour.
  5. Shape into truffle sized balls
  6. Roll in topping of choice (crushed pistachio pieces, shredded coconut and/or carob powder)
  7. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours


  • Bake sweet potato ahead of time so purée is ready when needed (maybe while meal prepping a big batch of baked sweet potatoes for the week 😉 Once ready, prep time is about 15 minutes.
  • Tastes best when chilled in the freezer
  • Keeps in the fridge for a week, and frozen for up to a month

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  1. Regena Wilson

    Hey Mel! What brand of Carob powder do you use? Thanks 😁

    • Melissa Webster

      Hey Regena, I’m not loyal to a particular brand–just whatever I can get on sale. Here’s an affiliate link to one that I’ve used before: https://amzn.to/3DAUueu. You can also find this product and many others I use on my “Resources” page at https://choosingmyhealth.com/resources/


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