Sweet Potato Balls

Sweet Potato Balls

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Darlene Marcks
Recipe by  Darlene Marcks

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

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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 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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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

NM Dawn

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.



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.

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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
  • 222 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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