Easy to make bite size chocolate avocado sweet potato snacks. Bursting with nutrition, healthy fats and very appealing. Free of flour, gluten, dairy and refined sugar.
These make a great healthy snack for a party spread. The rich chocolate combines perfectly avocado to make a silky smooth moose. It’s topped with either a walnut or pecan that complements the chocolate frosting. The colour of the bright orange with the dark chocolate makes these very attractive even to someone that isn’t a healthy eater.
This is a recipe where it’s about 50% raw so perfect if you are trying to get more raw foods into your diet. The chocolate avocado mixture on its own is a staple that I often use for frosting or mousse. See my salted caramel chocolate avocado recipe. If I was ever to start a healthy catering company this would be a perfect dessert canape.
Chocolate Avocado Sweet Potato Bites Recipe
- Total time: 40m
- Yield: 16 chocolate bites
- Calories: 35 cal
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 avocado
- 3 tbsp chopped dates
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 1/2 cup / 120ml plant-based milk (almond, rice, soy etc)
- 12-16 walnuts / pecans
How to make
- Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into thick slices. Aim to get about 6-8 slices per potato.
- Bake the potatoes for 30 mins at 450 F / 230 C. Turn half way through.
- Blend the avocado with the dates, cacao and milk until smooth and creamy.
- Spoon on the chocolate avocado frosting onto the sweet potato slices and finish with a pecan or walnut on top.
Chocolate Avocado Sweet Potato Bites Video Recipe
They are best served while still warm. As the sweet potatoes are oil free they can go a bit cardboardy if cooked and left overnight. If you are doing these in advance then I’d recommend brushing with cold pressed oil after cooking to help keep them moist. You can cook with oil before but for health reasons I try to avoid heating oils as it destroys the goodness.
These are great for a spread during the winter or autumn but you may want to add a bit of cayenne pepper or cinnamon to spice them up. If you don’t have any vegan plant based milk / mylk you can blend any nuts or seeds with water and sieve to make a milk. You could make it with just water for a darker and more bitter chocolate topping.