Sweet potatoes aren’t potatoes, they are a different type of vegetable that grow edible roots. They are vegetables, but are so sweet you can use them like a fruit – as in, you can eat them as dessert if you wish. In the past, sweet potatoes were eaten as a dessert. I once had Tudor-style boiled sweet potato with rose water as a dessert, it was delicious. I am taking the dessert sweet potato to the 21st century by adding dark chocolate and coconut…
- Slice the sweet potatoes lengthwise, place on a baking tray and put into a preheated oven at 180C for about 20 minutes.
- Once the sweet potatoes are thoroughly cooked through (soft) take them out of the oven and mash their fleshy inside a little using a fork.
- Once that’s done, add ½ tsp coconut butter to each half, sprinkle with chopped dark chocolate (about 1 piece for each half) and hazelnuts.
- Top with coconut flakes.
- Enjoy this super nutritious and satisfying dessert warm!