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

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • 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.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until marshmallows begin to ooze.

Nutrition Facts

187 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 33.4g; fat 5.9g; cholesterol 15.6mg; sodium 180.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2006
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 and a crushed FROSTED cereal a little sweeter crunch with the frosted cereal topping. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2003
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 that I couldn't make the balls. Read More
(6)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2006
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 and a crushed FROSTED cereal a little sweeter crunch with the frosted cereal topping. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2005
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. I love this recipe, and so do my picky inlaws!!! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
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 was that the marshmellows kind of disappeared from the inside. I made these ahead and froze them and then had to cook them longer so maybe that's why. The marshmellow flavor was still there though and they were GREAT!! Read More
(13)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2004
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 crumbs on the blobs. And it seemed to work out. But what I will do next time and it should be noted for others as well is stick the mixture in the fridge for a while so it can be made into balls. Other than the difficulty shaping and rolling these were great! Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2003
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 that I couldn't make the balls. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2009
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2008
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 CUPS. MAKE SURE YOU SPRAY THEM FIRST. YOU CAN MAKE THEM UP AHEAD OF TIME AND FREEZE TOO! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2013
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 per instructions. This recipe was extremely wet and un-pliable to form any sort of ball. I had to cook off another 3-4 cups of sweet potato just to get it thick enough to form using leftover large orange Halloween marshmallows for the regular large ones in this recipe. Mine also didn't stay in the oven 10-12 minutes and they were exploding and almost flat before plating. Taste-wise they were okay. Would I attempt this recipe again. I'm sorry to say no. This recipe needs a binder to hold shape. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2006
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. Read More
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