Sweet Potato Pie Bites
medium sweet potatoes (2 cups mashed)
tablespoons butter, softened
tablespoons brown sugar
teaspoon ground ginger
teaspoon vanilla extract
cups Progresso™ panko bread crumbs
Cinnamon sugar, for rolling
Marshmallow fluff, for serving
Preheat oven to 400°F. Using a fork, poke the sweet potatoes all over to allow steam to escape while they bake, and place them in the oven. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are fork tender. Remove from the oven and add to a large bowl, carefully peeling away the skins. Add the butter and milk and mash well. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, vanilla and a good pinch of salt. Mash some more to make them super creamy.
Place the panko breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl. Use a spoon or small cookie scoop to take tablespoon-sized amounts of sweet potato and place them in the breadcrumbs. Gently roll the sweet potato balls through the breadcrumbs, forming balls as you go and evenly coating each ball. Place balls on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. At this point the sweet potato balls can be placed in the fridge to fry later, if desired.
Heat the oil in a large, wide pot. Once it has reached 350°F, gently lower the balls into the hot oil and fry until golden all over. Continue in batches and set aside the bites on paper towels to drain.
Roll bites in cinnamon sugar. If desired, toast the marshmallow fluff in the oven just before serving, then serve alongside for dipping. Enjoy warm!
- These can be fried in advance, then warmed in a 350ºF oven for 5-10 minutes before serving.
More About This Recipe
- There's so much goodness going on in these cute little fried sweet potato pie bites. And yes, I did say fried. Honestly though, sweet potatoes don’t get any better than this.Everyone is familiar with classic sweet potato pie. Well, these little bites are sweet potato pie of the fried variety, and I'm kind of thinking they may just be better. Yes, better!!These sweet potato pie bombs are super easy to make. You can either bake up some fresh sweet potatoes or use up leftovers. Either way works great. From there just mix, roll and fry. Your guests will go nuts over them. They are super fun for Thanksgiving OR you can use up those leftover sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving and enjoy the bites yourself. No sharing necessary. Yes!!Roll the sweet potato bombs in cinnamon sugar.If desired, toast the marshmallow fluff in the oven and serve alongside the sweet potato bombs.Enjoy them warm!