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Sweet Potato Balls

Rated as 4.07 out of 5 Stars

"May be frozen for later use. Just increase baking time if frozen."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 187 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add sweet potatoes and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and mash with butter, sugar, milk, salt and lemon zest. Shape mixture into balls, with a marshmallow in the center of each. Roll in cereal crumbs and place in prepared dish.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until marshmallows begin to ooze.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 187 calories; 5.9 g fat; 33.4 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g protein; 16 mg cholesterol; 181 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was the 2nd Thanksgiving that I've made this exact recipe. I had to add crushed cornflakes TO THE potato mixture, and that helped firm it up a bit. I never thought of chilling it for awhile...

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I don't know if it is just me, but I could not shape these into balls to save my life. I ended up just making regular sweet potatoes with this mixture. They were good, but I was disappointed tha...

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This was the 2nd Thanksgiving that I've made this exact recipe. I had to add crushed cornflakes TO THE potato mixture, and that helped firm it up a bit. I never thought of chilling it for awhile...

IF you BAKE the potatoes before peeling them instead of boiling them, the mixture is a bit drier and sticks together better. Also, I tried rolling them in nuts(pecans) and in a mixture of nuts a...

YUM! This recipe is really good! Making the potatoes into balls was a little challenging as mentioned, but after chilling it in the fridge for a while, it was workable. The only problem I had wa...

These tasted wonderful, but I also absolutely could not make balls out of the mixture. I had blobs, and trying to roll it around in the corn flake crumbs was impossible too, I kinda put the cru...

I don't know if it is just me, but I could not shape these into balls to save my life. I ended up just making regular sweet potatoes with this mixture. They were good, but I was disappointed tha...

Something wrong with this recipe. I had over 3 individual cups over flowing of sweet potato chunks when I made this recipe. So granted should have been over 4 cups worth. After adding everything...

This is just like my Grandmother used to make. A word of caution: Take a few minutes off the baking time so the marshmallow in the middle doesn't evaporate. Otherwise its wonderful!

THESE ARE A HIT...I HAD TO CHANGE THEM UP A BIT THOUGH. INSTEAD OF CORNFLAKES I USED GRAHAM CRACKERS, COCONUT, AND CASHEWS. THEN WHEN THE BALLS GAVE ME TROUBLES I PUT THEM INTO FOIL MUFFIN CUP...

I liked the flavor of this, but the ball of potato look did not go over well in this house. The corn flakes were a nice touch for the first serving but these do NOT reheat well at all.