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Crunchy Sweet Potato Balls

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings

My mother always served these sweet potato balls at Thanksgiving—and she always had to double the recipe!


  • 2 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 to 8 large marshmallows
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed cornflakes


  1. Mix sweet potatoes, egg, 2 tablespoons butter, cream, salt and nutmeg. Divide into six to eight portions. Pat each portion around a marshmallow. Roll in remaining butter and then in cornflakes. Place in a greased 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes.

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