Sweet Potato Balls

May be frozen for later use. Just increase baking time if frozen.

Sweet Potato Balls Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Sweet Potato Balls for 8 servings:

  • 3 cups peeled and chopped sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup crushed corn flake cereal

Sweet Potato Balls Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In40m

To cook Sweet Potato Balls, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Sweet Potato Balls is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Sweet Potato Balls within 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Sweet Potato Balls easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. 2 Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add sweet potatoes and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and mash with butter, sugar, milk, salt and lemon zest. Shape mixture into balls, with a marshmallow in the center of each. Roll in cereal crumbs and place in prepared dish.
  3. 3 Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until marshmallows begin to ooze.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 187 calories; 5.9 grams of fat; 33.4 grams of carbohydrates; 1.4 gram of protein; 16 milligrams of cholesterol; 181 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Nov 3rd 2013

    Something wrong with this recipe. I had over 3 individual cups over flowing of sweet potato chunks when I made this recipe. So granted should have been over 4 cups worth. After adding everyt ...

  2. Apr 10th 2009

    This is just like my Grandmother used to make. A word of caution: Take a few minutes off the baking time so the marshmallow in the middle doesn't evaporate. Otherwise its wonderful!

  3. Nov 21st 2008

    THESE ARE A HIT...I HAD TO CHANGE THEM UP A BIT THOUGH. INSTEAD OF CORNFLAKES I USED GRAHAM CRACKERS, COCONUT, AND CASHEWS. THEN WHEN THE BALLS GAVE ME TROUBLES I PUT THEM INTO FOIL MUFFIN ...

  4. Nov 22nd 2006

    IF you BAKE the potatoes before peeling them instead of boiling them, the mixture is a bit drier and sticks together better. Also, I tried rolling them in nuts(pecans) and in a mixture of nu ...

  5. Nov 11th 2006

    I liked the flavor of this, but the ball of potato look did not go over well in this house. The corn flakes were a nice touch for the first serving but these do NOT reheat well at all.

  6. Nov 24th 2005

    This was the 2nd Thanksgiving that I've made this exact recipe. I had to add crushed cornflakes TO THE potato mixture, and that helped firm it up a bit. I never thought of chilling it for aw ...

  7. Jul 6th 2004

    These tasted wonderful, but I also absolutely could not make balls out of the mixture. I had blobs, and trying to roll it around in the corn flake crumbs was impossible too, I kinda put the ...

  8. Dec 5th 2003

    YUM! This recipe is really good! Making the potatoes into balls was a little challenging as mentioned, but after chilling it in the fridge for a while, it was workable. The only problem I ha ...

  9. Jan 27th 2003

    I don't know if it is just me, but I could not shape these into balls to save my life. I ended up just making regular sweet potatoes with this mixture. They were good, but I was disappointed ...