Recipe by Darlene Marcks
"This is a must at our house on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com."
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canned sweet potatoes
crushed cornflakes cereal
real maple syrup
I think I made a different recipe altogether because I assumed that the balls were going to be mushy to work with and mushy inside so I used fresh baked potatoes and mashed those instead. Then I mixed in butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, cream cheese, one beaten egg, the crushed corn flakes, and a couple tablespoons of self-rising flour. Then I floured my hands and took some of the mixture, placed 4 to 5 miniature marshmallows inside, then rolled them into a ball and baked. I put one marshmallow on top during the last few minutes of baking. They tasted great! They tasted like sweet potato pie inside with a crusty outside.
I have mixed feelings on this recipe. The mixture was very runny making it difficlt to form the mix into balls. The balls were flat and not really firm balls. I even tried putting the mixture into the refrigerator for a little while before I rolled it into balls hoping it would firm up; but that didn't work all that well. My feelings are mixed because I ordinarily wouldn't make a recipe with results such as this again; however despite how it looked two people at the table, who otherwise do not care for sweet potatoes, actually liked it so I'm going to keep it.
This was a very good idea, though I think next time I would add an egg and some flower to firm them up. I also used butter pecan syrup instead of maple. The cornflakes were my favorite part, very nice texture. This recipe went over well for Christmas Dinner.
We always have sweet potatoes for the Holidays, but decided to fix these because they were a little different. Got rave reviews and now fix them for a gathering, even if it isn't a Holiday.
I thought these were alright. I thought the cornflakes would make them crunchy, but they turned out soggy instead.
This was a delicious recipe! We order these at a restaurant in town and my sister loves them. I made this recipe and she said it was even better than the restaurant's version! I agree!
Delicous recipe! The balls were mushy to make but worth it. The maple syrup really adds to this since the sweet potato mixture itself wasn't sweet enough. I'll definitely make again!
This recipe was wonderful. Very tasty. The only problem I had was keeping them in the nice little balls. I ended up putting all the balls in a bowl and mixing. Still tasted grate.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet Potato Balls
Serving Size: 1/9 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 9
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 49
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