How To Make Sweet Potato Fudge - Chef Cynthia Louise
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So Decadent & Melt-In-The-Mouth Fudge That Your Taste Buds Will Ask For More

Here is yet another simple recipe that I’m very excited to share with you. It’s Sweet Potato Fudge that you will make in a matter of minutes. Maybe you will find the main ingredient to be not very common in dessert recipes but trust me, your taste buds will sing with joy and your body will ask for more of this delicious goodness.

Sweet Potato aka Mother Nature’s Candy Turned Into Decadent Fudge

I love sweet potatoes and it seems to me that we often forget about them and don’t include them in our meals. I have so many memories about the sweet potato meals my mum prepared, but my favorite one were simple, over-baked sweet potatoes. My mum used to bake them until they all blister up and release their sweet sugars. They were so yummy.

That’s why the main ingredients for this fudge are of course sweet potatoes! Maybe you are not used to adding sweet potatoes to desserts, but they will not only add their yumminess but will also keep this fudge dense. They also pair really well with nuts and chocolate, so I decided to add some almond butter and coconut powder to the recipe. 


Fudge typically has a very mellow and velvety texture, but this is fudge with a twist, so it will have a bit of crunchiness as well that will come from beautiful shredded coconut. And now, without further ado, let’s jump to the recipe!

Sweet Potato Fudge Recipe!


  • 220 grams Sweet Potato, peeled and steamed
  • ¾ cup Almond Butter
  • ½ cup Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup Cacao Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup

  • ¼ cup Coconut Sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Paste
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup Shredded Coconut

  • Line a tin with unbleached baking paper and set aside
  • Add all the ingredients except the shredded coconut to a high-speed blender or food processor.
  • Blend for about 10 seconds or until the ingredients get combined and mushy. Do not blend for too long. 
  • Add the shredded coconut and stir to incorporate it in the fudge mixture.
  • Cut into cubes and enjoy!


Makes: around 15 fudge cubes

Prep time: 5 mins

Time to set: 1 hour

Freezer-friendly: Yes



Chef’s pro tip on sweeteners: You noticed that the recipe for this fudge calls for two sweeteners – coconut sugar and maple syrup – and there’s a good reason for that. While doing my own cooking experiments, I got to learn that combining two different sweeteners has an amazing effect on the flavour. When these two sweeteners merry, they give a very mellow and decadent flavour to your desserts. Try it out with this Sweet Potato Fudge recipe!


If you absolutely fell in love with this recipe and are looking for more ways to satisfy your sweet tooth, I have something for you! Check out my online cooking classes Celebrate Your Sweet Tooth Naturally for more recipes and tips on how you can enjoy desserts that truly nourish your body. 

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With love, from my kitchen to yours,

Chef Cynthia Louise xx




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About the Author

Chef Cynthia Louise is an Internationally acclaimed MasterChef, speaker, author, restaurant consultant, teacher and television presenter in wholefood, dairy-free cooking. She also has the worlds first online cooking classes focused on dairy-free plant-based whole foods with recipes that people are raving about and changing people's health, one delicious bite at a time. Chef Cynthia loves nothing more than educating people about the simplicity and vitality of a plant-based, whole foods lifestyle. Each dish is like art on a plate and her flavour combinations nourish the soul and get everyone talking.

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