Sweet Potato Balls Recipe

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This is the perfect dish to get the kids involved in the kitchen. They will help mold the balls and they will love the taste of something they made.—Tammy Neubauer, Ida Grove, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed cornflakes
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 340 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Mold a spoonful of the sweet potatoes around each marshmallow; roll in cornflake crumbs. Place in a greased shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.
  2. In a saucepan, bring brown sugar, butter and milk to a boil; pour over the balls. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Balls in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p14

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JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 238206
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015

"I was really hoping this would be a terrific hit on Thanksgiving, and made this year (Nov 2015) instead of the traditional sweet potato recipe. You know? Just myself and one other tried it (another adult at that), out of nearly 20 people. It was ok, but I did not think better that the recipe everyone knows and loves. It was pretty easy (and fun) to mold the balls and I love the concept, but in the end probably wouldn't make again."

nightskystar User ID: 1034705 10968
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"I love marshmallow but not on yams..usually. What a great spin this is!! We all loved it!"

Jay User ID: 13086 7731
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2008

"I have made these sweet potato balls since I first read it in your magazine. It is alway a hit, and is expected to be severed on Thanksgiving."

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