Sweet Potato Bites Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 100 MINUTES

10 ratings
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  • 4 large sweet potatoes, (about 2 1/2 lbs)
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tablespoon nutmeg, grated
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted and crushed
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 large marshmallows


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°. Place the sweet potatoes in a medium baking dish and bake until they are soft to touch, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Step 2

Once sweet potatoes cool to room temperature, peel them and place them in a large bowl, mashing well. Stir in brown sugar, nutmeg, egg yolks, vanilla and crushed pecans.

Step 3

In a medium bowl, toss the coconut with the granulated sugar and cinnamon. Press the sweet potato mixture around each marshmallow to create 8 balls, then roll the balls in the coconut mixture.

Step 4

Place on a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake until bubbling, 15 to 20 minutes.

Sweet Potato Bites


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10 Reviews

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The PDN Web 11/10/2014
Hi Linda, Thank

Hi Linda,
Thank you for your comment! The serving size is one per person. Happy cooking!

Lisa 11/8/2014
These were a big

These were a big hit with my family and they were easy to make.

Darci 11/8/2014
I'm not a sweet

I'm not a sweet potato fan, but these are awesome. I made them a couple of years ago and my family couldn't get enough!

Linda 11/7/2014
This looks treme

This looks tremendous and delicious to try before Thanksgiving.

Question - how many in a serving, please?

Rhonda 11/7/2014
My sister makes

My sister makes a similar recipe, but she rolls hers in finely grated graham cracker crumbs. This would also cut some of the sugar.

Gloria 11/7/2014
you only get 8 f

you only get 8 from the recipe? How about rolling in powdered sugar once they are done.

Tracy 11/6/2014
I love these!! T

I love these!! They are easy to make, and everyone loves them at my house.

Lara 11/3/2014
I have made thes

I have made these and they are yummy! I roll half of them in chopped pecans instead of coconut.

Annette 11/2/2014
I have some swee

I have some sweet potatoes. I'm going to try them tonight. I don't know about the coconut, but really can't think of anything else to coat them with.

Kelly 10/19/2014
wow.. can't wai

wow.. can't wait to try them,, the coconut was questionable , I was wondering what to do besides .... but we will give them a try !!

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