Sweet Potato Balls

Sweet Potato Balls


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


servings 286 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 9 servings



  • Calories:
  • 286 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.5g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 222 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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 9 x 12 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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  1. 23 Ratings


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 ...

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, v...

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.

I thought these were alright. I thought the cornflakes would make them crunchy, but they turned out soggy instead.

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!

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 i...

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!

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.

almost sorry I brought these last year, now it's an obligation