US Potato Chocolate Truffles

Posted on Oct 14 2017 - 2:04am by tweenselmom

Will you believe that these glorious chocolate truffles are made of US Potatoes?

Yes! More than the thought that these delicious treats are made of nutritious potatoes, you will be more amazed to know that these are easy and fun to make, plus the ingredients are very affordable.

chocolate truffles made of US Potatoes

chocolate truffles made of US Potatoes

The secret ingredient? Dehydrated US Potatoes which I used to make mashed potatoes which in turn was the base of this decadent truffle recipe.

First, let me tell you some more about dehydrated US Potatoes. I discovered them when I did some shopping at All About Baking in Mindanao Ave, QC. I initially bought them as I wish to try baking bread using potato flour. It turned out that they also have dehydrated US potatoes or what they call potato flakes and I found out that they are being used to make mashed potatoes.

US Potato flakes

US Potato flakes

I immediately tried to make a bowl of mashed potatoes at home and voila! In a matter of minutes, I have a hot, creamy and fluffy mashed potatoes ready to serve.

Here’s how to make mashed potatoes Dehydrated US Potatoes

Mix 1 cup of US Potato Flakes with 1 cup of water
Microwave in less than 1 minute
Pour ½ cup cold fresh milk ( you can add more if you want your mashed potato more of the “soupy” type
Season with salt/pepper (optional)

When you buy U.S. high-quality dehydrated potatoes, you are getting real potatoes, just with the water removed. U.S. dehydrated potato products deliver all the flavor, nutrition and versatility of potatoes in a more convenient package. If you want to learn more about US dehydrated potatoes, you can do some readings at:

More than mashed potatoes, US. Dehydrated potatoes can also be used to make soups, salads, breads, main dishes and desserts!

And one dessert that I am sharing is the US Potatoes Chocolate Truffles

You will need:

  • 1 cup mashed cold, mashed potatoes made with dehydrated US potatoes
  • 1 cup baking chocolates (melted and cooled) – I prefer to use dark chocolates
  • Different types of toppings ( in this recipe I used some left-overs from the pantry like powdered graham, crushed oreo, powdered sugar, candy sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles, and cocoa powder )

How to prepare:

  • Mix the melted chocolate with the mashed potatoes.
  • Get a spoonful and roll it in your palm to make small to medium sized balls.
  • Roll the chocolate truffle on toppings.
  • Kids will love the topping part!
  • Let the truffles cool in the refrigerator before eating.
Have fun dipping your chocolate truffles!

Have fun dipping your chocolate truffles!

You can pack your truffles in small boxes for gift giving just like what I did. This will be perfect for all occasions. It so happened that tomorrow it will be Teacher’s Day celebration in my daughters’ schools and they requested me to make some more for their teachers.

These chocolate truffles are great for gift giving. I've given some already during Teacher's Day and they never knew that they were made of potatoes.

These chocolate truffles are great for gift giving. I’ve given some already during Teacher’s Day and they never knew that they were made of potatoes.

For the stores which carry US potatoes:

Frozen potatoes

Cherry Foodarama
SM Supermarkets

Dehydrated potatoes

All About Baking
The Baker’s Company
Best Value Factory Outlet

Fresh Potatoes


Get more information about potato nutrition, recipes, upcoming events, and general potato facts from Potatoes USA – Philippines Facebook Page here.

7 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Nilyn Matugas October 18, 2017 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Saraap! Naglalaway ako, literal! haha. Pwedng pwede pang gift. 🙂

  2. Michi October 18, 2017 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    When I attend a baking lesson, potatoes are included in the recipe. I did not know that you can use potatoes sa paggawa ng bread and now pwede din pala sa dessert.

  3. Carla October 19, 2017 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Nice! Who knew US potatoes could be used for a classic favorite like chocolate truffle? Gotta try making some soon. 🙂

  4. Maan October 22, 2017 at 2:34 am - Reply

    I’ve never had potato truffles before but it sounds interesting and so yummy! I’ll go look for those dehydrated potatoes hehe

  5. Angel Caronongan-Enero October 22, 2017 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Wow ang sarap naman. nagutom ako. Di ko pa natry gumawa ng Potato Chocolate Truffles at first time ko malaman ang dehydrated potatoes. Baking and cooking are indeed fun bonding moments with your kids.

  6. Shalene R October 23, 2017 at 2:40 am - Reply

    I also use mashed potato mixes kapag nagmamadali. I was surprised na pwede pala ihalo yan for to make choco truffles! What a great gifting idea for the holiday season! 🙂

  7. Louisa October 23, 2017 at 10:57 am - Reply

    I’ve never heard of making truffles with potatoes! What an interesting idea and definitely worth trying. 🙂

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