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Sweet Potato Balls

Sweet Potato Balls

Darlene Marcks

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

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Nutrition

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  • 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

Directions

  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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Reviews

JAMACOOK
66
6/16/2003

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.

NM Dawn
23
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.

GOURDER
15
6/16/2003

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.