Sweet potato balls-a surprising recipe

Sweet potatoes are everywhere right now, and they are inexpensive, tasty, and filling.  At the same time, no one wants to eat sweet potatoes the same old way every day.  Leftover sweet potatoes present another problem.

This recipe is a twist on the same old thing, and is a great way to use leftover sweet potatoes.  They also can be made ahead of time, and frozen until ready to bake, making them a fantastic choice for parties, holiday dinners, and surprise guests.

Sweet Potato Balls

  • 1 c. sweet potatoes (cooked, drained, and mashed–or drained & mashed canned ones)
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 tbsp. butter or margarine
  • dash of lemon juice
  • 3/4 c. crushed cornflakes
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped pecans
  • miniature marshmallows

Mix sweet potatoes, brown sugar, vanilla, spices, butter and lemon juice.  Form into walnut sized balls and shape around a miniature marshmallow.  Combine crushed cornflakes and pecans in a shallow dish.  Roll sweet potato balls in the cornflake mixture.  Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet in 350 degree F. oven for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

These balls can be made ahead of time and frozen on a cookie sheet, then placed in a zip closure bag after they are frozen.  Remove from freezer, place on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until thoroughly hot.

About giascott

Writer, blogger, cook, grandmother, mother, wife, radio personality, outdoor enthusiast, dog enthusiast, crafter, artist, and part-time nut~~I've earned a lot of t-shirts in my day! I'm one of those crazy independent women who can cut down a tree, build you a shed, sew you a dress, cook your dinner, make some soap, pitch a tent, build a fire, catch some fish, dig in the garden, chase a kid or two, write you a poem, paint you a picture, and a dozen other things...just don't ask me to sing! I'm also embarking on a relatively new portion of my life, one of being disabled. I'm learning some lessons along the way about a lot of things too.
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