Sweet Potato Snacks with Caramelized Walnuts

Sweet Potato Snacks with Caramelized Walnuts

Caramelized walnuts are tasty on their, but combined with rich sweet potato... they are so heavenly and addictive.

Ingredients: for a 15cm square pan

Caramelized walnuts:
Unsalted butter
10 g
Granulated sugar
50 g
40 g
Sweetened sweet potato:
Boiled and mashed sweet potato
350 g
Unsalted butter
30 g
50 g
Heavy cream
100 ml
Egg yolks


1. Peel and boil (or microwave) the sweet potatoes. Pass through a strainer and measure out 350g.
2. Dry roast the walnuts in 160℃ oven for 10 minutes.
3. Combine the butter and granulated sugar in a pan. Stir with a spatula and heat until it changes to a brown caramel color.
4. Add the walnuts and mix together. Transfer onto a sheet of parchment paper and let it cool down.
5. When the walnuts are cooled down throughly, grind roughly with a mortar and pestle.
6. Spread out onto a square pan lined with parchment paper.
7. Now add the mashed sweet potato, butter, and sugar in a pan. Mix with a wooden spatula and cook over medium heat to melt the butter.
8. After the butter melts, add the heavy cream and beaten egg yolks. Knead until glossy.
9. Pour into the pan. Smooth out the surface with a spatula. Bake for approx. 30 minutes in the oven preheated to 180℃.
10. When done, leave to cool slightly without removing from the pan. Then chill in the fridge.
11. Remove from the pan. Cut it up as you like, and enjoy! (Flip the slice over when serving.)

Story Behind this Recipe

Adding caramelized walnuts to sweetened sweet potato really improves its flavor and texture.