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Sweet Potato Balls

Breads & Desserts


Side Dishes




2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
1⁄3 cup brown sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon orange rind, grated
3 tablespoons orange juice
8 marshmallows (or more)
1 cup coconut, flaked


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Next, shape potato mixture around each marshmallow and roll in coconut. Place on a baking sheet, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Recipe pulled from “Miss Juanita’s Delta Cuisine,” the featured Cookbook in the June 2019 Issue of Today in Mississippi. The cookbook was published by Sartoris Literary Group in Brandon. Visit or to order a copy.

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