Sweet Potato Truffles, Orange Flavor

Sweet Potato Truffles, Orange Flavor

I added marmalade to mashed sweet potatoes. The aroma of the orange brought out a chocolate-like flavor without chocolate to make an easy and nutritious truffle.

Ingredients: About 15 truffles

Asian sweet potato, skinned
1 medium, (net weight 100 g)
a small amount
Marmalade jam
1 to 2 tablespoons
Sweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons
1 to 2 teaspoons (optional)
Cocoa powder, for dusting
as needed


1. Chop the sweet potato into 1-cm rounds, soak in water to remove the bitterness, then steam or microwave until tender. If using a microwave, refer to Step 2.
2. After draining the sweet potatoes, place in a heat-resistant dish while they're still damp. Wrap with plastic wrap and microwave for 4 minutes at 500W. Be sure to cook until thoroughly tender.
3. Remove the skins either before or after cooking, measure 100 g, add a pinch of salt while still hot, then mash.
4. Add the cocoa powder and rum, stir, then add marmalade a little at a time. If you add the marmalade first, the dough will become watery.
5. Roll the dough into 2-cm balls, then roll in cocoa powder to coat, then serve.
6. You could also roll in powdered sugar. I recommend using non-melting type.
7. 1 teaspoon of rum will give just a subtle aroma. For those who like rum, add more to taste depending on the strength of the rum (or not).
8. ※ If using pure cocoa powder, substitute with the following: 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon powdered skim milk, and 1 teaspoon sugar.
9. They're tasty without rum.

Story Behind this Recipe

A year ago, I received chocolate liqueur from a cook, and since then, I've been using it in a variety of ways. Among them was one of my favorites, which I am introducing here, but using more commonly available rum as a substitute.