Sweet Potato Pie Truffles

Looking for a last minute addition to the Thanksgiving spread? Something to round out the dessert spread, perhaps? Or maybe you’re the kind of person that doesn’t want to arrive empty-handed but has zero time to prepare. This is the recipe for you.

And, as a bonus, it  just happens to tie in perfectly with my Clean Eating Cocktail Party. So even if you don’t get to try it for Thanksgiving, it’s an easy little nibble for your December parties too. Or something totally different to share at this year’s cookie swap!

These little truffles have all the flavors of a southern sweet potato pie – toasty pecans, crisp coconut, and warm spices. All in a soft and chewy, guilt-free sized bite.

Yes, you can have your pie and eat it too – just head over to Clean Eating Magazine to get this simple recipe for Sweet Potato Pie Truffles!

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10 Responses to “Sweet Potato Pie Truffles”

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    Lauren L. @ Newest Obsession — November 21, 2012 @ 8:28 am Reply

    I was thinking about making these, and now I think I have to make them! I couldn’t find coconut flour at my local market, and I don’t really feel like making the trip to a bigger store, think I could substitute almond flour or coarsely ground coconut flakes?

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    Cara — November 21, 2012 @ 8:34 am Reply

    Hey Lauren! I think almond flour would work. You might need a little bit more, however. Just start with the same amount (6tbsp) and add more if needed so that the dough holds together in a ball. Hope you like them!

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    Michelle @ Esculent Dreams — November 21, 2012 @ 10:54 am Reply

    These are genius! I’m planning on gifting a variety of raw/semi-raw truffles for friends and family this year – these are definitely going in the mix.

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    Jennifer — November 21, 2012 @ 1:31 pm Reply

    Can Agave Necter be used instead of maple syrup?

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      Cara — November 21, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

      Hi Jennifer, I think that would be fine. Enjoy!

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    Kate — November 21, 2012 @ 10:25 pm Reply

    These look fabulous and easy!

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    Kerstin — November 22, 2012 @ 12:19 am Reply

    2 truflles for just 90 calories? Sold! These look delicious and are so festive 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Deb — November 22, 2012 @ 1:54 pm Reply

    Hi there, love your site and have made lots of oh-so-awesome dinners – thanks! Quick question for you – I have just come back from our local bulk barn looking for raw pecans, to no avail – can anything else be used? I have raw cashews????

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      Cara — November 24, 2012 @ 8:38 am

      Hi Deb,
      Sorry for the delayed response, I was traveling for the holiday. I think I would try walnuts or almonds over cashews (I think they would taste better) but cashews would probably still function. Enjoy!

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    grace — November 24, 2012 @ 4:48 pm Reply

    mmm, sweet potato pie is a favorite. i would love a guiltless, easy to eat version. 🙂

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