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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 350 degrees F.
  • 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.


Categories: Christmas  Side Dish 

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