October 31st, 2019 | Posted By: Magdalena Wszelaki | Posted in Desserts, Recipes, Thanksgiving

Sweet Potato Turmeric Truffles

How to Make Sweet Potato Truffles

The humble sweet potato transforms into a creamy, decadent center in these dark chocolate-dipped truffles. The best part? Unlike other sweets packed artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup, these truffles are made with real, wholesome ingredients.

During the fall, I love making the most of sweet potatoes. While most people think of savory dishes like sweet potato wedges or sweet potatoes with crispy bacon (both great recipes), you can harness the natural sweetness of this root vegetable to create healthier-for-you desserts. The trick? Chuck them in the oven and roast them until they become caramel-y and soft.

For this recipe, sweet potatoes get roasted to release their natural sugars, then are blended with turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon. Some of the benefits of these ingredients to note:

Turmeric contains curcumin, giving it antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This can help reduce inflammation in the body.
Ginger, like turmeric, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits that can help your body manage oxidative stress
Cinnamon, especially Ceylon cinnamon, helps regulate blood sugar and also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects to help protect your brain against neurological disorders.

Sweet potato truffle centers being dipped in truffle sauce.

You’ll also be using raw cacao to cover these creamy truffle centers. It’s important to know that raw cacao is not the more common “cocoa,” which is heavily processed in high temperatures that remove the nutritional benefits. Raw cacao is a powerful superfood that has phenolic phytochemicals and flavonoids that protect your cells from free radicals. This potent antioxidant capacity can stop a lot of the damage from free radicals that cause premature aging. Like cinnamon, raw cacao can also help manage blood sugar and helps protect your brain from cognitive decline.

Some recipe tips when making these truffles:

  • If you don’t have access to a blender you can mash the mixture with a fork until smooth.
  • Feel free to mix in finely chopped nuts to add a fun crunch to these truffles. Walnuts and pecans work great.
  • Top your truffles with unsweetened coconut flakes for a bit of oomph.
  • Store the truffles in a covered container in the fridge for 5 days, or in the freezer for longer.

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Sweet Potato Turmeric Truffles
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Equipment: High-speed blender or mini food processor
Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 14
  • 2 small sweet potatoes, about 1 cup, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch cardamom
How To Make
  1. Begin by roasting the sweet potatoes. Place whole sweet potatoes on a baking tray and roast at 375°F for 30 minutes, or until soft. Let cool.
  2. Once cooled, carefully peel sweet potatoes. Place peeled sweet potatoes and remaining ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor and pulse until mixture is smooth.
  3. Once pureed, set the mixture in the fridge to cool and firm up, about 30 minutes.
  4. Next, scoop the truffle filling into 2 teaspoon sized balls. Place them on a parchment lined tray and chill them in the freezer until firm, about 20 minutes.
  5. Once fully chilled, dip the truffles in the melted chocolate (see recipe below) using a fork so that the excess chocolate can drip off. Place dipped truffles back on the parchment-lined tray. Return the covered truffles to the fridge to fully set, and enjoy.
Melted Chocolate Sauce
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Equipment: Small Saucepan, Heat-proof bowl
Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: ⅓ cup
  • ⅓ cup melted unrefined coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
How To Make
  1. Fit the bowl over a saucepan of water. Make sure the water does not touch the bowl. Heat the water to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Turn off the heat and add the ingredients to the bowl, stirring gently to melt.


These anti-inflammatory truffles are sweet and satisfying. You can find more recipes like it in my cookbook, Cooking For Hormone Balance, with over 125 easy, delicious recipes to nourish your body and balance your hormones without calorie restriction or deprivation.

All of the recipes are based on twenty hormone-supporting superfoods and twenty hormone-supporting super herbs—with modifications for Paleo, Paleo for Autoimmunity (AIP), anti-Candida, and low-FODMAP diets. Get the cookbook here.

The humble sweet potato transforms into a creamy, decadent center for these dark chocolate-dipped truffles. The best part? Unlike other sweets packed with refined sugar, these truffles won’t wreak havoc on your blood sugar.

18 Comments to Sweet Potato Turmeric Truffles

  1. Gosh, everything looks delicious, I am getting hungry just looking at it! Anyway: I have decided the Sweet Potato Truffles will also make fantastic Christmas presents, so I am planning to whip up a few jars. Thank you Magdalena!!

  2. I have given up chocolate 2 years ago when I gave up sugar, but would like to incorporate again, can you suggest a chocolate that I could use.

    Thank You!

      • Hi Christina, it very well might! We haven’t tried it, let us know how it goes! HB Support

    • Hi Anita, we like Lily’s Chocolates, they use stevia rather than sugar in their products. Enjoy! HB Support

  3. I made these for Thanksgiving and I’m going to make them again for Christmas! So delicious! Thank You for the great recipes:)

  4. Trying to find out if all the Thanksgiving Day recipes are in the Cooking For Hormone Balance cookbook. Thank you for your assistance.

    • Hi Susan!

      We have lots of wonderful recipes in our “Cooking For Hormone Balance” cookbook that you could use for Thanksgiving. =)

      You may also be interested in checking out the blog article “Nourishing Thanksgiving Recipes Everyone Will Love”.

      Healthy Regards,
      HB team

  5. Would this be okay for someone who follows an AIP diet? If not, what would be the substitutes? I want to surprise my friend.

    • Hi Kathy,
      Yes, I believe this recipe is AIP safe. Thank you for your question. Healthy Regards,
      HB Team

  6. I’ve made these twice, and they are absolutely exquisite! Bonus: they freeze beautifully, and you don’t need to thaw them completely to be able to enjoy them.

    • Hi Julie, what a helpful tip. We’re glad that you’re loving the truffles. Thank you! ~ HB Support

  7. I made these and used a bigger cookie scoop thinking they’d be more solid once chilled. I dipped em in chocolate as you advised. Too soft and weird in the fridge, but I put them in the freezer and tried them tonite – its like an ice cream sandwich in a ball! But it’s sweet potatoes!! I am going to make this in sheets and make ice cream sandwiches I think, and dunk the edge in hemp seeds/and/or shredded coconut. Fun little treat, thanks for sharing it!!

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