Sweet Potato & Purple Yam Chakin Simple Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato & Purple Yam Chakin Simple Sweet Potato

This is a cute snack that looks like candy. It has a gentle maple syrup flavour and is simply squeezed together. You can also make it single-colored with just one type of sweet potato if you'd like.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

Asian sweet potato
250 g
Purple sweet potato
250 g
Use the same amounts for both the sweet potato and purple sweet potato
Fresh cream
25 ml
30 g
Rum (optional)
a small amount
Maple syrup
2 tablespoons
White sugar
3 tablespoons
Egg yolk (OK if you don't use)


1. The steps are the same for each color. Wash the sweet potato and steam it in a steamer to soften. Peel it while it's still hot and use a hand mixer or a masher to mash it.
2. Add to a pot, and then add the melted butter, heavy cream, maple syrup, egg yolk, sugar, and rum. Heat the mixture on medium heat, stirring quickly.
3. While heating, combine the mixture well, and once everything has cooked through remove from it the heat and leave it to cool in a try. Since we're going to be shaping it we want it to stiffen up.
4. Use a wrap to combine equal amounts of each color of potato mixture and squeeze them into a chakin ball-shape to complete.

Story Behind this Recipe

I like the coloring of purple yam, so I came up with this recipe based on that.

It's great served to guests, as a snack, to help fill up a bento lunch box, or as a seasonal dish.
I sometimes make these with a candied chestnut in the middle.