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This is a super easy, yet impressive treat for the holiday table. Did you know, that if you could pick only ONE vegetable, you should pick the sweet potato because it is so incredibly loaded with nutritional goodness?
That is before we add all the other stuff to it, LOL!
You can prep this recipe for 3 days BEFORE the celebration – just leave it chilling in that fridge.
Sweet Potato Balls
1 (40 ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained
1/4 cup butter
salt to taste
3 cups crushed cornflakes cereal
3/4 cup real maple syrup
10 large marshmallows (Yes, I used clearance Halloween Ghosts…)
Drain sweet potatoes and put into your mixer. Let it mash the potatoes with butter (SO much better tasting than if you use margarine). Salt to taste. Hand pat mixture into ten 3-inch diameter balls. Roll in crushed corn flakes. Place balls in 9×12 pan, cover and chill.
Are you ready to bake?
Pour maple syrup evenly over all balls. Bake for 25 minutes in the same oven as the turkey. Remove from oven put a marshmallow over each ball and bake for 15 more minutes.