Sweet Potato Balls Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 90 MINUTES

2 ratings
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  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 2 cups shredded coconut, sweetened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • marshmallows, 1 large per sweet potato ball


Preheat oven to 350°.


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 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 20 minutes. Watch carefully for the last few minutes of cooking; the expanding marshmallows can cause the potato balls to burst open.

Sweet Potato Balls


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2 Reviews

Ammie 10/10/2014
If you use large

If you use large marshmallows, you wind up having to make a very large sweet potato ball to cover it properly. I think next time I will use miniature ones instead so I can make smaller portions.

Sandy 10/7/2014
Can't wait to Ma

Can't wait to Make this ! !

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