Chopped sweet potatoes are baked with brown sugar, caramel topping and butter, then finished with a layer of roasted marshmallows.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 - 8x8 inch dish
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Place sweet potatoes in an 8x8 inch square baking dish. Pour caramel over potatoes. Sprinkle with sugar and dot with butter.

  • Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes, until potatoes are tender and mixture is bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle marshmallows evenly over potatoes. Return to oven until marshmallows are melted and browned, 5 to 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

413 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 69g 22% DV; fat 15.5g 24% DV; cholesterol 41.2mg 14% DV; sodium 532.4mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2004
Okay, this recipe has potential it is divine but it needs MAJOR re-writing. First off, get a bigger dish 9x9 doesnt even have to be square.Use cooked yams or canned yams (drained) and increase the 4 cups to about 6 or 7. Mash them...not chop. Leave out the butter (unless greasing the sides of your dish to keep the marshmallows from sticking. Double the amount of marshmallows and Broil them under a guarded eye for a heavenly browning. Do this and the dish will be the best thing you ever tasted. If not then you will get a big bowl of uncooked potatoes swimming in grease. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2005
These instructions seriously stink. I have never used allrecipes.com before so I didn't know to check the review before making them. I used fresh yams instead of canned. I think this is a pretty important element to include in the instructions. Read More
(27)
56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2004
Okay, this recipe has potential it is divine but it needs MAJOR re-writing. First off, get a bigger dish 9x9 doesnt even have to be square.Use cooked yams or canned yams (drained) and increase the 4 cups to about 6 or 7. Mash them...not chop. Leave out the butter (unless greasing the sides of your dish to keep the marshmallows from sticking. Double the amount of marshmallows and Broil them under a guarded eye for a heavenly browning. Do this and the dish will be the best thing you ever tasted. If not then you will get a big bowl of uncooked potatoes swimming in grease. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2004
I give these four stars for taste and one for the directions. Having never made candied yams before I didn't know what is apparently obvious to the pro-this recipe calls for CANNED sweet potatoes. I naively chopped fresh sweet potatoes and THREE HOURS (not 30 minutes) later they were delicious! Please avoid my frustration. If you are not a yam-making pro remember either cook the potatoes first or use canned. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2008
This was so easy to make. I had 14 people for Thanksgiving, everyone from adults to children just loved it. I would however suggest the following changes. I fully cook fresh yams and then mash them adding the rest of the indredients and briefly putting them under the broiler until the marshmellows are lightly browned. I will make this on every holiday thanks! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/17/2005
These instructions seriously stink. I have never used allrecipes.com before so I didn't know to check the review before making them. I used fresh yams instead of canned. I think this is a pretty important element to include in the instructions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2003
I made this using canned yams (i drained the syrup from them first) and it still turned out wonderful... and even faster to cook! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2003
I'm giving this rating for how it tasted after I made a few changes. The recipe doesn't specify whether the yams should be cooked or not; mine weren't and were still hard after 45 minutes of cooking. So I would recommend precooking. I also felt that the recipe had WAY too much butter so I poured alot of it off as well. But after cooking what I had left in the microwave until the potatoes were soft I mashed them with the butter and caramel sauce left in the pan put marshmellows on top and cooked them in the oven for the last 10 minutes. They were delicious!!! The best candied yams I've ever made--they disappeared very quickly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2006
I used canned yams and only half the butter. My family loved them and asked that I always make this for Thanksgiving dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2004
I made these for my husband on Thanksgiving. He loved them. I used the canned yams instead of fresh and this dish was ready in a snap--which is really great for those of us stuck in the kitchen on Thanksgiving day.;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
Excellent! Very rich and rewarding. However along from the other reviewers suggestions I must stress DO NOT USE BUTTER. You will wind up pouring it off its not needed at all except to butter the dish. Also a tip if you travel with this dish dont add the marshamllows until you get to your destination and throw it into the oven to warm it up. I baked mine in the morning and let the dish completely cool before traveling and the marshmallows still melted so we didnt have a yummy gooey topping for mine. Dont do them until RIGHT before serving. Read More
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