While sweet potatoes are cooking, prepare coating. Add all ingredients EXCEPT butter to a food processor and blend until incorporated. While mixing, stream in butter. Dip your finger in to give it a taste. If you prefer it more savory, add more salt. If you prefer it sweeter, add more sugar or cinnamon.
*Instead of panko, you could potentially sub something like almond or pecan meal, but I didn’t try it myself so I can’t vouch for it! I would assume it would be delicious, though.
*If you wanted to get a savory/sweet flavor combo going, consider adding a pinch of cayenne or chili powder to the sweet potatoes and/or the coating.
*Recipe makes ~30 tots.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with vegan butter.