Holiday Sweet Potato Balls

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Registered: 09-10-2003
Holiday Sweet Potato Balls
Thu, 12-20-2007 - 9:15pm

Holiday Sweet Potato Balls

Mashed sweet potato, brown sugar, butter & cinnamon, is wrapped around marshmallows, rolled in crushed cereal, & baked in caramel topping.


  • 6 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine, cut up
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 bag of large marshmallows
  • Caramel ice cream topping1 box of sugar-coated cereal flakes, crushed (Sugar Frosted Flakes)


Boil sweet potatoes in their skins until fork-tender. Peel and mash with mixer. Add butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Blend well. Using lightly moistened hands or a spoon, cover each marshmallow with some of the sweet potato mixture. Roll in some of the crushed cereal and place in a shallow baking dish or pan. Drizzle with desired amount of caramel topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes to melt the marshmallow and warm the topping.

Notes: Makes a delicious holiday dish!

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