Sweet Potato Balls

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Recipe by  Dmarcks

“This is a must at our house on Thanksgiving and Christmas.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 7 -10 servings



  1. Drain sweet potatoes and put into large mixing bowl. Mash the potatoes with butter or margarine. Salt to taste.
  2. Hand pat mixture into 3 inch diameter balls. Roll in crushed corn flakes and put into 9x12 inch greased baking dish. Pour maple syrup evenly over all balls.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 40 minutes. The last fifteen minutes put a marshmallow over each ball.

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I tried this for the first time at Thanksgiving, and my husband just loved it! it will become a regular holiday dish, I know. The marshmellows on top did not melt well; I think next time I will try marshmellow creme instead. I'd also like to try this with fresh baked sweet potatoes, instead of canned.



I thougtht this recipe was a little bland, but the rest of my family really liked it. If I made it again, I'd add brown sugar to the top and use miniature marshmallows.



Great presentation, the only thing needed is some brown sugar mixed in the sweet potatoes, it's too plain without it.

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Amount Per Serving (9 total)

  • Calories
  • 286 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs
  • 58.5 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 179 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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