by Divine Domesticity on November 20th, 2008
This recipe for Sweet Potato Bundles (also called BALLS but I'm just not into that title) is for all the sweet tooth's out there. Sweet potatoes are mixed with brown sugar, OJ, orange zest and nutmeg, then rolled around a large marshmallow. To finish them off, they are rolled around in a mixture of coconut, sugar and cinnamon. They are delicious, and very sweet. Enjoy!
Sweet Potato Bundles
Makes 6-8 servings
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 sweet potato bundle
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. 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.
Recipe from Paula Deen