Sweet Potato Balls
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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
- 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.
- In a saucepan, bring brown sugar, butter and milk to a boil; pour over the balls. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 340 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
Nov 29, 2018
The original recipe also had the recipe on how to cook the sweet potatoes. It had butter, cream and salt. I hated these as a child but my mother passed so did her recipe. I saw the recipe in the magazine and immediately called my sister. She had been looking for the recipe. I now like them and am so glad this recipe was published in full back when. I now have young mothers and wives asking for the recipe. I usually send them to this site. I wont any longer. To me, how to cook the sweet potatoes is just important as assembly. Bummer
Nov 23, 2018
This was so delicious! I refrigerated the mashed sweet potatoes overnight so they were easier to work with. I also added chopped pecans to the cornflake mixture. Everyone raved about them!
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.
Nov 14, 2014
I love marshmallow but not on yams..usually. What a great spin this is!! We all loved it!
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.