Easy Sweet Potato Yokan (Sweetened and Jellied Bean Paste)

Easy Sweet Potato Yokan (Sweetened and Jellied Bean Paste)

My husband loves this. This recipe uses only 3 ingredients and it's easy to make using a food processor.

Ingredients: 10×15cm mold

Sweet potato
2, medium size (430g)


1. Peel the sweet potatoes and slice them. Soak in water. Measure the sugar and salt.
2. Steam or microwave the sweet potatoes until a bamboo skewer passes through easily.
3. Place them in a food processor with the sugar and salt.
4. Blend until smooth.
5. Pour the mixture into a mold dampened with water. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and press with a card or board to level. (The amount shown in the photo is a doubled recipe.)
6. It's best to have another mold to use to press to level.
7. Once it has cooled down slightly, store it in the fridge.
8. Cut into suitable sizes, and enjoy!

Story Behind this Recipe

I received some Narutokintoki sweet potatoes, but since I don't really like sweet potatoes, I made yokan, which is my son's favorite.
It's easy and tasty, so I posted it here.