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Jan 5, 2010

Sweet Potato Balls

Sweet Potato Balls


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4 large sweet potatoes

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons orange juice

1 teaspoon orange zest

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

2 cups shredded coconut, sweetened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 large marshmallow per potato ball

Preheat oven to 350F. Bake the potatoes until tender, then peel and

mash them. Stir in the brown sugar, orange juice, zest and nutmeg.

In a separate bowl, toss the coconut with the sugar and cinnamon.

Press mashed potatoes around each marshmallow, creating a 2 to 3-inch

diameter ball. Roll the balls in the coconut mixture. Bake for 15 to

20 minutes. Watch carefully for the last few minutes of cooking; the

expanding marshmallows can cause the potato balls to burst open.