Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Bake the potatoes until tender, then peel and mash them. Stir in the brown sugar, orange juice, orange zest and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, toss the coconut with the sugar and cinnamon. Press mashed potatoes around each marshmallow, creating a 2 - 3 inch diameter ball. Roll the balls in the coconut mixture. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes. Watch carefully for the last few minutes of baking, the expanding marshmallows can cause the potato balls to burst open.

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  • shae050 3 years ago
    My aunt has been making these for years! They're so yummy and great for Thanksgiving or Christmas!
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    nothin like a sweettater ball high5 thanks
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    juels ate it and said...
    Looks like a perfect recipe for the upcoming fall holidays! Saved and will definitely try! The exploding marshmellow thing does sound a little scary, but they look so good, I'll take my chances!
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  • aussie_meat_pie 5 years ago
    Now this is different =D
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    recipediva ate it and said...
    Making these for Thanksgiving this year!! All the great things in one!! Thanks pink!
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    trigger ate it and said...
    Debbie, I can not wait to try these and bring them to my next fall gathering Halloween and then again for Thanksgiving and dazzle the company with your Sweet Potato Balls recipe . Printed and flagged as beautiful.
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  • mountainmama 5 years ago
    Wow I love this recipe. I'm so glad you posted it. I lost this one. LOVE IT you got my 5. :)

    Thanks for Sharing!!!!
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  • prell2k4 5 years ago
    Can;t wait to try these, may have to make them in advance of thanksgiving just to try, ha ha. Have to taste before I put them on the table for the whole family :)
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    cobrien05 ate it and said...
    This one sounds amazing. I am so into sweet potatoes lately. What a great new recipe for Thanksgiving. Cat
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    jett2whit ate it and said...
    yummy! I just love sweet taters!
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  • appril 6 years ago
    Yummy I have put this on my to-make list. thanks for the recipe.
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    tamieoldham ate it and said...
    If it's from Paula, it has to be good!! (Not necessarily healthy, but tasty)
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    michellem ate it and said...
    Just when I thought food could not get any sweeter from the last recipe I see this one! OMG I love I mean love the sound of this!! Okay Im going a little nuts..but this one makes me happy!! Thanks! Michelle
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  • oescrazy1 6 years ago
    MMMMM...love everything in them. This is bookmarked. Thanks for posting.
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  • silver_raven_venus 6 years ago
    these might be less likely to explode if you use small marshmallows or cut the large ones in half, right? It looks reaaaaalllly tasty! I love love love coconut, but it makes my face break out -.- ...haha
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  • invisiblechef 6 years ago
    Sounds great
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  • pinkpasta 6 years ago
    Hi Angel!
    That's exactly what I was thinking when I typed the description about "making it for special occasions".
    Not the kind of side that you made on a regular basis!
    I hope you and your family will love them!
    Thanks for writing!
    Debbie
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    " It was excellent "
    angelgal ate it and said...
    These are going to be on our Thanksgiving buffet!!
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