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White Chocolate Sweet Potato & Raisin Bites

“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Raisin Marketing Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”

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This year, inspite of all the mouthwatering cookies posted on a lot of the blog’s I read (that almost led me to lick my screen), I decided to forgo a Christmas cookie platter at our home. Last night, I made my daughter some hot chocolate with beets in it to help soften the blow of this news – but she didn’t seem to mind – all she said was “I got a cookie cake for my birthday with extra frosting, I’m cookie-d out!”. I told her there won’t be any chocolate chunk peppermint cookies, no linzer cookies, no wedding cookies, no sugar cookies, no peanut butter rice krispie balls, and all she said was “ok“.

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I was beyond elated at first – then shocked – and then I began to wonder – why is she being so calm about this? THIS is a kid who is fed wholesome ingredients like either beets or raisins or spinach or oats in just about every sweet treat she has year round; THIS is a kid who is a master negotiator and briber as to why the Christmas cookies I make are not to contain anything healthy; THIS kid was giving up so easy?! Just at this moment, she nudged me and said “those bites you make – those are not part of the cookie list, so they will be happening – correct!” She wants to be a pediatrician, but I think she has attorney all over her!

Sweet potato bites drowned in white chocolate

Which brings me to these bites!

These bites (minus the white chocolate coating) contain:
• Sweet potato
• An egg
• California raisins {California Raisins come by their sweetness naturally with ZERO fat, no cholesterol and with 9% of your daily fiber and potassium, and 6% of your daily iron. (per quarter cup serving).}
• Oats
• Coconut oil
• A dash of salt
• Some spices {cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves}

With no white or brown sugar in them and full of wholesome goodness – I figured I would submit these bites (with coating)/appetizers (without the coating) to the Recipe Redux‘s holiday contest “Naturally Sweet for the Holidays with California Raisins“.

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I threw the raisins and sweet potato and egg into a blender and folded in the other ingredients and the result was… pretty darn scrumptious …and can be enjoyed cooled -without the white chocolate coating- however, life is about balance and I figured the white chocolate would marry all the other flavors together and my daughter gave me her puppy dog eyes as she suggested it!

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White Chocolate Drenched Sweet Potato & Raisin Bites

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Servings: 12
Author: Shashi
Moist and totally decadent bites naturally sweetened with wholesome raisins!

Ingredients

  • 1 baked medium sized sweet potato I baked mine for about 45 minutes so it was extra soft
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • dash/pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup California Raisins
  • 1/2 cup California Golden Raisins
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Toss California raisins and golden raisins into a blender/food processor and blend till they are almost like a "mash" %https://savoryspin.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/raisins-150x150.jpg
  • Toss in sweet potato and egg and blend well
  • Using a spatula or spoon, fold in the spices, salt, 1/4 cup coconut oil and oats (can be done in blender/food processor or in another bowl)
  • The mix will be wet - I greased my hands with coconut oil and formed mix into bites
  • Bake bites for 20 minutes
  • Let cool
  • Melt 1 tablespoon coconut oil and white chocolate in a pan and drizzle onto cooled bites
  • Let white chocolate harden before devouring
  • Bites can be stored for upto 4 days in the fridge in an airtight container
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California Raisins are an all-natural, dried-by-the-sun fruit you can feel good about feeding your family – especially during the holidays. The ingredient list says it all: Raisins. They are convenient and portable, and are a great choice for wholesome, healthy, on-the-go snacking or for adding extra nutrition into your meals. They are a great value, too! According to the USDA, raisins are the most economical dried fruit.

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  1. Congrats on getting runner up in the raisin contest. These look great, both ways.

  2. mjskit says:

    I agree with Salmadinani…your daughter is one smart cookie!!! But then who needs cookie with these savory/sweet bites? White chocolate and sweet potatoes? Like mother, like daughter. 🙂 Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

  3. salmadinani says:

    You’re daughter is one smart cookie, pun intended 🙂 And those bites look amazing! I am pinning the to try later.

  4. Serena Ball says:

    Yup. I know about daughters and puppy dog eyes. (: But actually they usually come up with great ideas…as yours did!

  5. Sarita G says:

    Yummo!!! I’5m not And so healthy?! And beet hot chocolate ? whaaaaat?!

  6. Wow! I would never have thought of this combination! I think my kids would love these, too! Thanks for sharing and good luck with the contest!

  7. Kamz says:

    These looks amazing! So healthy and so good. Can’t wait to try this and love California raisins 🙂

  8. Tara says:

    OMG these look amazing and more-ish – I doubt I’d be able to not eat the entire lot in one sitting!

  9. Howie Fox says:

    Very interesting combination of ingredients. Will have to keep sweet potato + chocolate and raisins in mind 🙂

  10. Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani) says:

    Reading anecdotes about your daughter always makes me smile- she sounds like such a good kid…and also a kid with fabulous tastes! Just when I think you are the master of creativity in the blog world, you outdo yourself! I’ve actually never baked with sweet potato but I think you might have just sold me…what’s piqued my interest even more is how basic the ingredient list is- nothing funky that I need to run to the store and get!

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – thanks so much Khushboo – I don’t have many complaints when it comes to her 🙂
      I hope you do try these – the raisins made these so rich!

  11. You always have the most creative recipes! Love these sweet potato balls!

  12. YUM! Am pinning this right now! Totally genius!-Ashley

  13. What a clever way to use sweet potatoes!! These little treats look like a perfect bite. 🙂

  14. Jessie says:

    I sure hope you win this contest because this recipe sounds fantastic!! I love the idea of adding white chocolate on top. So festive 🙂

  15. Totally not a cookie! 😉 Mom for the win! These look fabulous! I feel a touch guilty for my 12 days of cookies right now! I should be healthier and make my husband eat beets with every meal!

  16. hotlyspiced says:

    These are so pretty and festive looking. I love how healthy they are (for a bliss ball) and the white chocolate drizzle finishes them off so beautifully xx

  17. heathersfp says:

    I bet these are a delicious “healthy” sweet holiday treat!

  18. These look totally delectable – an fantastic sub for Christmas cookies!

  19. Amy Stafford says:

    I am so intrigued with this recipe. Definitely going to try it out!

  20. These look so delicious! I love the fact that they contain sweet potatoes–they’re so healthy and add some sweetness! I love dessert recipes but most of them aren’t healthy. Your sweet potato raisin bites are getting pinned to my dessert board as a healthy alternative 🙂

  21. I’ve had sweet potato bites before but drenching them in white chocolate is a great idea! 😀

  22. These look incredible! I love this healthy spin on a Christmas treat — who cares about cookies?!

  23. I’ve never thought to make sweet potato balls. Absolutely love the idea!

  24. I think bites are better than cookies anyway! More of a soft doughy bite then a flat….not so fun disc 😉

  25. Almost Getting It Together says:

    Ah I think these would be so great pre-run!! I LOVE the idea of raisins plus sweet potatoes… and white chocolate is my secret indulgence!!

  26. hipfoodiemom says:

    Dude, I just made power bites with California Raisins in them!!! great minds think alike! 🙂 love these white-chocolate-drenched-sweet-potato-raisin-bites!!! We love raisins at our house and we always have some in the pantry so I don’t know why we don’t use them more. . oh I know why, because my kids just eat them by the handfuls! 🙂 happy friday!!! love these!

  27. So intrigued by these and have to try them – love your creativity!

  28. spicedblog says:

    Wow, what a fun recipe, Shashi! Your creativeness in the kitchen totally deserves an award! As a kid, I was told at least 1,000 times that I should be a lawyer. I ended up getting a doctorate in higher ed policy only to become a food blogger instead…so here’s to lil Shashi following in her mom’s footsteps! (Hey, I would totally read her site…as long as she sent me cookies.)

    • Shashi says:

      Aww shucks …Thanks David!
      Good luck in getting her to share cookies or anything – being an only child, she has sharing issues herself! If she ever goes into blogging, I think hers might have to do with food tasting than with cooking! 😉

  29. ifailedfran says:

    I freaking love how diverse the ingredients are in the recipes you post! It’s awesome and refreshing! I just need to get around to actually trying some of these!

  30. You get me every.single.time with how creative your recipes are! Do you think your daughter would mind if I borrowed you for, oh, say…. 6 months? :mrgreen: These sound fabulous, Shashi. And I’m loving the fact that there’s sweet potatoes in them. I haven’t tried combining SPs with chocolate, but it sounds like such an awesome combination.

    Happy Friday, lovely lady! xox

    • Shashi says:

      Hahaha! Amanda I think she could be bribed with your mom’s Black Forest Cake – throw in some of those flourless double chocolate brownies and she’s gonna be like “mum…who???” 🙂
      Thanks lady!

  31. Haha your daughter is much more understanding that I would be 😉 HOWEVER, these bites sound delicious and such a unique flavor combo. Love the icing pour shot btw. Happy Friday!

  32. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    These cookie bites look totally irresistible, Shashi. You are really creative in using nutritious ingredients in your daily food. Now I am really curious about that hot chocolate with beet!

  33. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says:

    I think these should win! I love sweet potatoes and make it into candy and I’d be all over it. 🙂

  34. foodrecipeshq says:

    I cannot say no to sweet potato-based sweets. Especially to sweet bites. With all these spices… they must be very flavorful!

  35. Your girl is smart to not fight it out. This looks delicious and i’m sure tastes super good. Sweet potato, i’m adding it girl. Thanks for yet another great recipes.
    Hope your girl had a gorgeous birthday, and by the way the beet hot chocolate, ohhhh yum!!

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Asha! Yes, my girl had a wonderful birthday, my sis flew in from Dallas and surprised her – with my daughter’s birthday sandwiched between Thanksgiving and Christmas, my sis hadn’t had a chance to come down to Atlanta for her birthday too so this was a wonderful surprise! Ha – I didn’t think anyone would notice that hot chocolate had beets in it 🙂
      xx’s