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Sweet Potato Balls Recipe

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Ann Slaughter
Added: Sunday, December 10, 2006


4 large sweet potatoes
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tblsp orange juice
1 tsp orange zest
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinammon
1 large marshmallow per potato ball

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Bake the potaoes until tender, then peel and mash them.

Stir in the brown sugar, oragne juice, zest and nutmeg.

In a separate bowl, toss the cocnut iwth the sugar and cinammon.

Press mashed potato around each marshmallow, creating a 2 to 3 inch diameter ball.

Roll the balls in the coconut mixture and palce on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes,

Watch carefull the last few minutes of baking, the expanding marshmallow can cause the potato balls to burst open.




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