• 4 oz. dark chocolate
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1 T coconut flour
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt

A few weekends ago, I was having friends over. I typically would fall off the Paleo wagon so that normal “entertaining” fare could be served.  While we did have crackers, bread, etc. as part of the spread, I also threw in these brownies.  No one would’ve guessed that the base was sweet potato!   They looked and tasted just like the fudge-y brownies we grew up with and they took no time at all to make!

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Wash and pat dry the sweet potatoes, then puncture their skin several times with a fork.  Bake them in the microwave for 8  minutes or so (depending on your microwave), until they are fully cooked.  While they’re still piping hot, pull the skin off with a paring knife.  (I’m not kidding when I say they’re brutally hot.  I typically hold onto the potato with a kitchen towel.)
Once peeled, throw the potato, in big chunks, into the food processor bowl.  And puree until it’s smooth.

While the potatoes were in the microwave, melt the 4 oz. of chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler.  When the chocolate is fully melted and blended with the oil, put that into the food processor bowl with the sweet potato.

Add in all other ingredients and blend until everything is smooth and creamy.

Transfer the brownie batter to a 8×8 or 6×11 greased baking dish.

Bake 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.