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A twist on a classic fan-favorite!

It's that time of year again! Holidays are approaching and recipe ideas are needed for hosting. These paleo candied sweet potatoes are the perfect addition to any holiday meal. They're an even combination of salty and sweet, accompanied by a crunchy topping with our not so secret ingredient - LivBar.

Candied sweet potatoes are a classic side found in holiday spreads at Thanksgiving and Christmas. They're typically made with loads of butter, sugar, and sometimes even marshmallows! We wanted to take this beloved side and recreate it using whole food ingredients without sacrificing any of the taste.

Sweet potatoes are one of our favorite vegetables because they're packed with so many nutrients that aid in our everyday health! This root vegetable is an incredible source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. All of these compounds aid in protecting your body against disease and sometimes even cancer. We topped these sweet potatoes with omega-rich pecans for the ultimate boost of healthy fats!

Paleo Candied Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

Filling

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1.5 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • Pinch of sea salt

Topping

  • 1 Coffee Maple Cacao LivBar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boiling. Add your sweet potatoes and allow to boil until fork tender. This should take about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Once the sweet potatoes are cooked through, strain and pour into a bowl. Add the maple syrup, almond milk, a pinch of salt, and mash until creamy. Set aside.
  4. In a medium sized bowl crumble up the LivBar and add the pecans, coconut sugar, almond flour, salt, and stir until combined. Add the melted coconut oil and mix until you reach a crumbly consistency.
  5. Pour the mashed sweet potatoes into a greased 8x8 baking dish or cast iron skillet and spread evenly.
  6. Sprinkle the topping mixture over the top of the sweet potatoes evenly.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes and allow to cool for about 5 minutes before serving.