4 large sweet potatoes
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons orange juice-I use fresh because you will need the actual orange for...
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon 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
Bake the potatoes until tender, then peel and mash them. I use a fork and this nifty Pampered Chef masher.
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 2-3 inch diameter ball.
Roll the balls in the coconut mixture. Place on a baking sheet or baking stone.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Watch carefully for the last few minutes of cooking; the expanding marshmallow can cause the potato balls to burst open---which I think is kind of cool :)