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Sweet Potato Balls Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Grandma Bernice Hoffman
Added: Friday, December 1, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 large sweet potatoes
2/3 c. packed brown sugar
2 tbsp. orange juice
1 tsp. orange zest
1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
2 c. shredded coconut, sweetened
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 large marshmallow per potato ball

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Bake the potatoes until tender, then peel and mash them. Stir in the brown sugar, orange juice, zest, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, toss the coconut with the white sugar and cinnamon. Press
mashed potatoes around each marshmallow, creating a 2 to 3 inch diameter ball. Roll the balls in the coconut mixture. Bake for 15 to 2 minutes.
Watch carefully for the last few minutes of cooking;
the expanding marshmallows can cause the potato
balls to burst open.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 to 6 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
5 minutes after potatoes are boiled; 20 minutes to bake
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Great for someone who does not like sweet potatoes. Prepared them the first time for 2006
Thanksgiving and Grandpa Virgil thought that they
could easily pass as a dessert. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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