SWEET POTATO PUFFS

Bonnie ^O^

By
@Utahn

This recipe comes from Chef Bowersox. His mother used to make these wonderful Sweet Potato Puffs for her family twice a year, for Thanksgiving and Christmas. He says: "They are as simple to make as forming a snowball, and make great fun for the kids gathered for family holidays. The surprise inside is what makes the dish--and makes you look forward to them every year." We really enjoyed this dish, and it is super easy to prepare. We think it can be served as a side dish to your holiday dinner, or as a light dessert with whipped topping. I tweaked the recipe to my family's taste, and I hope you Enjoy it!


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Serves:

8 puffs

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

1
can (29 oz.) sweet potatoes, drained
1
cup crumbs made from corn flakes
8
large marshmallows
1/2
teaspoon cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon nutmeg
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
small dish with brown sugar in it for dipping
white corn syrup

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. You will need an 8 inch, ungreased glass baking dish.
2
Empty the well-drained sweet potatoes into a medium size mixing bowl. Mash gently with potato masher until just mashed. Add the cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg and salt. Gently stir just until mixed.
3
Place 1 cup of cornflake crumbs in a small bowl (about the size of a cereal bowl)
4
Put about a 1/2 cup of brown sugar in a small dish for dipping.
5
Take some potato and put it in your palm. (about 2 tablespoons) Press a marshmallow in the center, and put more sweet potato on top and form a ball, like a snowball, hiding the marshmallow from view.
6
When the ball is formed, roll it in the cornflake crumbs until covered. Then press about 1 tablespoon of brown sugar onto the top of the ball. Place ball in the baking dish with the brown sugar side up. See my 2 photos of this dish above. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of corn syrup over the top, and let it run down the sides.
7
Bake in the oven 15 minutes until the brown sugar has slightly melted over the top. Serve Hot, with or without topping.
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Cook's Tip: I made this more than once, so I could get the temperature right. If I baked it 20 minutes as the original recipe stated, they would "pop open", but if I removed them in 15 minutes, it worked fine. So the cooking time will depend on your oven. Let the kids help, because this is a fun recipe to make! Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy