These Sweet Potato ‘Chocolate’ Chunk Bars are soft, chewy and so delicious. Made with decadent homemade carob chunks, they’re AIP and paleo and the perfect Fall dessert.
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I didn’t know what to call this recipe so I settled on “bars” because they have some of the qualities of a cookie but are more cake-like than crispy. Call them what you want, but they’re a totally yummy and a delicious Fall treat. Made with pureed sweet potato, coconut and cassava flour and carob chunks, this treat hits all the right notes.
If you’re following the AIP and have reintroduced chocolate, feel free to sub raw cacao for toasted carob powder in this recipe. Alternatively, leave the carob chunks out altogether for treat that’s a bit less work and just as delicious.
Here are the main ingredients in these Sweet Potato ‘Chocolate’ Chunk Bars:
- Sweet potato puree
- coconut and cassava flour – I wouldn’t recommend any substitutions for this flour combination.
- coconut sugar
- coconut oil
- carob powder, coconut butter, coconut oil and maple syrup – for the carob chunks
Sweet Potato ‘Chocolate’ Chunk Bars FAQs
Can I make these coconut free?
Unfortunately, coconut products are pretty central in this recipe, both in the base and the carob chunks. I wouldn’t recommend subbing these out.
Can I use pumpkin puree instead of sweet potato puree?
I haven’t tried myself but this substitution should work. You could also try roasted butternut squash puree.
Do I have to bake these in a round pan?
I’ve tested these in both a 7-inch round cake pan and an 8×8 square baking pan. The batter has to be spread quite thin to fill the 8×8 pan so the bar is much flatter but the baking time is the same. If you try the latter, cut the bars into squares/rectangles.
Can these be made vegan?
I’ve found that the gelatin is pretty key in this recipe and applesauce doesn’t work quite the same. If you’ve reintroduced seeds you could try a flax egg, though I haven’t tried personally.
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