This is a must at our house on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
9
Yield:
7 - 10 servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drain sweet potatoes and put into large mixing bowl. Mash the potatoes with butter or margarine. Salt to taste.

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  • Hand pat mixture into 3 inch diameter balls. Roll in crushed corn flakes and put into 9 x 12 inch greased baking dish. Pour maple syrup evenly over all balls.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 40 minutes. The last fifteen minutes put a marshmallow over each ball.

Nutrition Facts

286 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 58.5g 19% DV; fat 5.5g 8% DV; cholesterol 13.6mg 5% DV; sodium 195.7mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2003
I think I made a different recipe altogether because I assumed that the balls were going to be mushy to work with and mushy inside so I used fresh baked potatoes and mashed those instead. Then I mixed in butter brown sugar cinnamon cream cheese one beaten egg the crushed corn flakes and a couple tablespoons of self-rising flour. Then I floured my hands and took some of the mixture placed 4 to 5 miniature marshmallows inside then rolled them into a ball and baked. I put one marshmallow on top during the last few minutes of baking. They tasted great! They tasted like sweet potato pie inside with a crusty outside. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2007
I have mixed feelings on this recipe. The mixture was very runny making it difficlt to form the mix into balls. The balls were flat and not really firm balls. I even tried putting the mixture into the refrigerator for a little while before I rolled it into balls hoping it would firm up; but that didn't work all that well. My feelings are mixed because I ordinarily wouldn't make a recipe with results such as this again; however despite how it looked two people at the table who otherwise do not care for sweet potatoes actually liked it so I'm going to keep it. Read More
(7)
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2003
I think I made a different recipe altogether because I assumed that the balls were going to be mushy to work with and mushy inside so I used fresh baked potatoes and mashed those instead. Then I mixed in butter brown sugar cinnamon cream cheese one beaten egg the crushed corn flakes and a couple tablespoons of self-rising flour. Then I floured my hands and took some of the mixture placed 4 to 5 miniature marshmallows inside then rolled them into a ball and baked. I put one marshmallow on top during the last few minutes of baking. They tasted great! They tasted like sweet potato pie inside with a crusty outside. Read More
(67)
Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2007
This was a very good idea though I think next time I would add an egg and some flower to firm them up. I also used butter pecan syrup instead of maple. The cornflakes were my favorite part very nice texture. This recipe went over well for Christmas Dinner. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2003
We always have sweet potatoes for the Holidays, but decided to fix these because they were a little different. Got rave reviews and now fix them for a gathering, even if it isn't a Holiday. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2004
I thought these were alright. I thought the cornflakes would make them crunchy but they turned out soggy instead. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2003
This recipe was wonderful. Very tasty. The only problem I had was keeping them in the nice little balls. I ended up putting all the balls in a bowl and mixing. Still tasted grate. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2007
This was a delicious recipe! We order these at a restaurant in town and my sister loves them. I made this recipe and she said it was even better than the restaurant's version! I agree! Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2003
Delicous recipe! The balls were mushy to make but worth it. The maple syrup really adds to this since the sweet potato mixture itself wasn't sweet enough. I'll definitely make again! Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2007
I have mixed feelings on this recipe. The mixture was very runny making it difficlt to form the mix into balls. The balls were flat and not really firm balls. I even tried putting the mixture into the refrigerator for a little while before I rolled it into balls hoping it would firm up; but that didn't work all that well. My feelings are mixed because I ordinarily wouldn't make a recipe with results such as this again; however despite how it looked two people at the table who otherwise do not care for sweet potatoes actually liked it so I'm going to keep it. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2007
almost sorry I brought these last year now it's an obligation Read More
(5)
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