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Sweet Potato Bark Recipe

Looking for an easy Sweet Potato Bark recipe? Learn how to make Sweet Potato Bark using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by saladcruncher

Makes 1 serving



Sweet Potato Bark is one of my favorite hiking snacks. It is delicious and chewy with a hint of cinnamon, but is also a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin A. It can also be turned back into mashed sweet potatoes for a hearty backpacking meal.

Recipe Ingredients for Sweet Potato Bark

1 large sweet potato, baked
1/2 cup apple juice
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Recipe Directions for Sweet Potato Bark

  1. Bake sweet potato at 350 F until soft and done. Peel sweet potato and mash.

  2. Stir in ½ cup apple juice, three tablespoons maple syrup, and a half teaspoon each of cinnamon and nutmeg.

  3. Run the mashed sweet potatoes through a blender or mixer until creamy and lump-free. Cover dehydrator trays with non-stick Paraflexx® sheets or parchment paper. If you are using an Excalibur dehydrator, Paraflexx® sheets are the way to go because they are the same size as the dehydrator trays and are reuseable. Paraflexx® sheets can be cut down to fit round dehydrators. Pour a six inch wide puddle of blended sweet potatoes onto covered dehydrator trays and spread thinly with a spatula. Shoot for eighth inch

  4. thickness. If you spread the potatoes thicker, they will take longer to dry.

  5. Dehydrate at 135° for eight to ten hours. The potatoes will form a sheet with cracks running through it. The bottom side will dry slower than the top. If you own an Excalibur Dehydrator, you can use the "flip trick." After about five hours of drying, place a dehydrator tray on top of the potato sheet and flip the two trays over so that the bottom side of the potato sheet is facing up.

  6. When sufficiently dry, the potato sheet will easily snap into Bark. Continue drying if the potato sheet bends rather than breaks.

  7. Yield: One large sweet potato will yield ¾ cup of Bark and weigh 2 ½ ounces. Increase the ingredients proportionately for larger batches.

Categories

Dessert, Side Dish, Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 366.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
386
Calories from Fat
8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.9g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
74mg
3%
Potassium
1134mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates
93.5g
31%
Dietary Fiber
6.9g
28%
Sugars
61.2g
Protein
3.8g
Vitamin A 692% Vitamin C 145%
Calcium 13% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Very high in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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