Candied Sweet Potatoes
A delicious, sweet version of candied sweet potatoes.
A delicious, sweet version of candied sweet potatoes.
I used 3-17oz. cans of sweet potatoes, reduced the butter to 1C. and reduced the brown sugar to 3/4 C. It couldn't have been easier and the family devoured it. Will definitely make it again.Read More
This recipe was okay. I cut the butter in half and it was still WAY too much! Also I decreased the brown sugar and it was still too sweet. If I make again I will use 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 2 cups marshmallows! Also, we like our potatoes a bit chunky, so I will cube them before boiling and then mix them with the sauce before putting into the oven, instead of mashing them. The overall flavor was GREAT but they were too oily and sweet to eat very much. But I'll give it another try with the above changes.Read More
I used 3-17oz. cans of sweet potatoes, reduced the butter to 1C. and reduced the brown sugar to 3/4 C. It couldn't have been easier and the family devoured it. Will definitely make it again.
I took many of the reviews and adapted this recipe for a recent potluck. My co-workers loved this, even people who never before liked yams were asking for the recipe. Even though I reduced much of the brown sugar, this was very sweet. Here is how I modified the recipe. ..... 4 pounds of yams, 1/4 cup of butter (salted), 1/2 cup brown sugar, 3 cups of miniature marshmallows, divided, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp nutmeg. ..... Many people claim baked potatoes provide the best taste and texture. So, I baked the cleaned yams for 45 minutes in a 350 F degree oven. After removing the yams and letting them cool, I peeled the yams, and mashed them. Then I folded the marshmallow/sugar mixture into the yams. Once mixed, I placed the mix in a baking dish, let them bake for approx 30 minutes at 350F degrees. After 30 minutes, I placed the mini marshmallows on top of the dish and let bake another 5 minutes. Just long enough for the marshmallows to puff and get a touch golden.
Excruciatingly sweet!!! I reduced the margarine (used butter) and brown sugar to 1 cup each per previous comments, but I think I'll reduce the brown sugar even more to 3/4 cup. Delicious otherwise. I didn't mash the potatoes or break them into bite-size bits, nor did I top them with remaining marshmallows because I wanted a true southern-style candied yam dish, not a sweet potato casserole type dish. This is a keeper!!
I thought this was a great recipe. The only complaint I had was the amount of butter. Next time I'll try to cut it down a bit. They were yummy anyway!
I've been using this recipe for about 3 years now and my family loves it. I've used fresh and canned sweet potatoes and both work well. But the secret I've discovered is to fix them the day before and let them sit in the frig for 24 hours before baking. It makes a big difference, the syrup just goes all the way through the potato. Super yummy!
This is an excellent recipe! Didn't cut back on anything - I like them sweet and marshmallowy. I was tempted to add more liquid, but DON'T - the sauce gets thinner as it bakes! I used canned, drained sweet potatoes (6 lb GFS commercial size can 40-50 pieces), doubled the sauce, baked in lazagna pan) OH SOOOO GOOD! THANKS Dj!
With a couple of small changes, this is a 5 star recipe. I sent this with my husband for a Thanksgiving meal at work and everyone raved about it and asked for the recipe! I did go with 1/2 C butter and 3/4 C brown sugar. Also, seasoning-wise I used 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ginger, and 1/8 tsp ground cloves. Turned out perfectly!
Best recipe for candied sweet potatoes I have ever tried. Everyone loved them!
Oh so yummy!!!!!!!!...I LOVE a sweet version of candied yams and this was PERFECT!!!!...i've been looking for a recipe that put a nice dark glaze on the yams that tasted like a desert instead of a side dish for dinner....
This recipe was okay. I cut the butter in half and it was still WAY too much! Also I decreased the brown sugar and it was still too sweet. If I make again I will use 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 2 cups marshmallows! Also, we like our potatoes a bit chunky, so I will cube them before boiling and then mix them with the sauce before putting into the oven, instead of mashing them. The overall flavor was GREAT but they were too oily and sweet to eat very much. But I'll give it another try with the above changes.
I cut the recipe almost in half using 3 potatoes and peeled them before boiling. While the potatoes are boiling, you can get the pan of butter and sugar started. I used 1/3 brown sugar and 1/3 butter (too much and it will float on top). Added 1/8 cinnamon, 1/8 vanilla and 1/4 nutmeg - nice touch. I used a cup of marshmallows. Don't over mash or it will be a baby food consistency. If you've halfed the recipe it is perfect for an 8x8 size glass pan. I had the oven on 350 for 15 minutes (why 400?)then put on the marshmallows -- only on one side! This way you can pick whether you like a marshmallow topping (I do) or have the side without the marshmallows on top (my husband). The marshmallows shrink so put on a lot. Oh! This sweet potato recipe by DJ seems to take the shortest amount of time to make.
Really good and easy. Make sure to allow time to boil potatoes and cool them a bit.
i usually don't like sweet potatoes,but these are the BEST!
I used 5 lbs sweet potatoes (8 cups mashed). Heated 1/2 C butter (1 stick), 1 C brown sugar and about 20 lg marshmallows. Mixed together with 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmet, 1 tsp vanilla and placed in a 9x13 pan. Added a single later of small marshmallows and baked til marshmallows were browned, then added a second layer of marshmallows and browned again. Turned out beautiful & delicious and no butter floating around. I think next time I will heat marshmallow creme in with the butter/sugar sauce instead of whole marshmallows.
Everyone loved it--used 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, a pinch of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp vanilla
This is a great recipe. I served it at Thanksgiving dinner and the kids especially loved it.
Amazing and easy! I used only 1/2 C butter and 3/4 C brown sugar and it turned out perfect. Made the day before and next day added marshmellows on top and heated up in oven for 20 minutes for Thanksgiving.
this was a hit with my whole family this last christmas. i put it together the night before and then just warmed it up on christmas day and then added the marshmallows on top to brown.
I've made the sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving for the last 5 years and I've finally found a recipe that is a keeper!!!! I only gave 4 stars because I felt there was too much sauce. Next year I will either make less sauce or add more sweet potatoes. Also, way more than 3 cups of marshmallows are needed. The 2 cups for the sauce are fine, but way more than 1 cup is needed to top the dish.
This dish is AMAZING!!! I have made this dish over 15 times foe my boyfriend and I. I have become addicted to it. I'll serve it with anything and everything, i just cant say enough! I have also added more marshmallows and if you don't mind the calories I also add more butter. I will continue to make this wonderful dish till I get tiered of it. Thank you to whom ever came up with this recipe.
This recipe was absolutely delicious. Well, almost. I'm a beginner level cook, and wasn't sure whether or not I was supposed to cover after adding the marshmallows. I covered them, which is the only reason I can think of why they would be underdone. I cooked an additional 10 minutes then suggested but they were still crunchy. With that said, the flavor was incredible. Knowing what I know now, I will cook uncovered and boil for a few additional minutes the next time. Great recipe!
These were amazing! I used canned yams and, based on other reviews, I cut the butter & brown sugar down to 3/4 cup each. I also like a little texture, so I added 3/4 cup of chopped pecans. Delicious!
Outstanding. I used 1 tbsp nutmeg, 2 tbsp cinnamon for 12 servings.
I've been told many times that these are the best sweet potatoes that people have ever had. I bake my potatoes and skin them when cool. The key is to have enough nutmeg and cinnamon in them. That is what sets this recipe apart from others. I taste them as I season and keep adding. Absolutely delicious!!
Made this for Christmas this year and it was a hit! I made this recipe exactly as is. I would have given it 5 stars except there was WAY too much butter, I literally had to drain it off. Also, my marshmallows never browned, they just melted into everything (I think this is because of the excess butter). Other than that, the taste was wonderful, will make again, just with adjusting the amount of butter!
These were just absolutely amazing!! Definitely the best sweet potatoes I've ever eaten and also the only recipe I'll ever use! This was actually my first time ever making sweet potatoes and honestly neither myself or my husband ever really cared for sweet potatoes to begin with. But these were eaten by ALL!! Sweet potatoes will now become a part of our regular menu! And they were very easy to make also which is always a plus!! :)
This was a hit at a family holiday, with a few changes. I reduced the butter and brown sugar to 3/4 c. I still found it a little too sweet but people liked it.
This was amazing!!! I took others advice and only used 1 cup butter, it is a little runny but it's ok since left overs when reheated made it not dry!!!!! Update: i have been asked to make this every year for the past 6 years! Yum!
This has always been my favorite dish, my grandma made it, then my mom, and now I found a recipe that is just as good. I loved it and will make it for Thanksgiving every year!
This is a fabulous recipe! I was looking for a recipe to make them like my Mom does...and this is even better than her's!! I made this for my 1st Thanksgiving and people are still talking about how good they were!! It's very easy to make...I even made it the day before and baked it right before we sat down to dinner. Thanks!
used 4 big sweet potatoes. Baked them in 350 oven for 40 minutes, cooled and slipped skins right off. Sauce was so good, yet very sweet after too much. Dish was good, just very rich and sweet.
I served this for Thanksgiving dinner this year, it was delicious! I will be making this again, thanks!
YUMMY if you cut most of the ingrdients down 4 lbs potato 1/2 c butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 c marshmallows 1t cinnamon 1/2t nutmeg is just right. I put the potato through a ricer and the consistency was perfect.
I always make sweet potato casserole, and out of pure laziness this year I decided to make this instead. I was so glad that I did!! It's a lot less time consuming, and my family actually liked it better. I guess being lazy can pay off :)
Ohhh my goodness! This was terrific. I made this once and found the butter and sugar were a little much. The second time I made it I followed the advice of another helpful reviewer and used only 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) and 3/4 cups of brown sugar and it was awesome. Everyone raved and requested I make it for the next get together. Yummmm! Thank you for posting this recipe!
Use the full amount of butter if you plan on lefovers or the sweet potatoes "dry out" and adding butter later didn't seem to "soak" into the potates. I only had large marshmallows and measured out 2 cups which I melted all into the mixture for the potatoes. I didn't top the sweet potatoes later with any more marshmallows since we were cutting down on the sweetness. I reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup and it was plenty sweet. Flavor was wonderful! My husband loved them.
I've made this a few times, it's great if you like sweet potatoes. The toasted marshmallows taste delicious too. You can cut down on the butter some, because there's always some excess butter on the dish afterwards.
A-PLUS! My husband loves these!
These were perfect! Definately a keeper! My daughter couldn't get enough of these, more like a healthy dessert! Thanks!
Love this - also easy
These were way YUMMY. Although I cut the butter back as suggested. Ive made these at every Holiday family dinner!
Prepared as written. Delicious!
I am not a fan of sweet potatoes and have never cooked them before, but felt I had to for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. My grandmother said they were the best she ever tasted! And I loved them, too. Great recipe and very delicious. We like butter in our house, so no complaints there!
I have never made sweet/yam potato because I do not like it but I did this year for DH and he said it was better then good - He later told me its the best he has ever had - so by what he says I am giving 5 stars. My battery was dead in my camera but it would have been a Great photo. Thank you for the recipe !!!!
Fantastic!!! So simple, but so good! This was a major hit with my family last year. I have tried many other recipes, but this is the one I will be passing along to my future grandchildren.
Best candied sweet potatoes EVER!! My family and I LOVED them!!! I used 2 2lb canned yams and it turned out great, other than that I didn't change a thing. I will definitely make it again and again and again!!
A HIT EVERYTIME!!! Even people who "say" they dont like sweet potatoes enjoy this recipe when I make it. I make this every thanksgiving and Christmas and I love it!
Family really really loved this. Next time i will cut down on the butter or use light butter and cut down on the sugar, but the taste was perfect.
I absolutely love this recipe! Yum yum!
I peeled and quartered the potatoes before I boiled them. I used 1/4 t. cinnamon and 1/8 t. nutmeg. Whenever I bring this dish to Thanksgiving gatherings, people comment that these are the best sweet potatoes they have ever eaten. Next time, I am going to add chopped English walnuts or pecans to the sauce.
Sooo delicious!! I made a few modifications of course. :) I used about 5 pounds of sweet potatoes and cooked them in the microwave. I peeled the potatoes and mashed them. I made the butter/sugar/marshmallow mixture and then mixed it into the mashed potatoes. Topped it all with some marshmallows and threw it in the oven for about 10 minutes (until browned). They came out SO good! This will be my go to recipe for sweet potatoes!!!
Excellent! I did cut back on the butter and sugar by 50% after reading previous reviews. I normally do not alter the recipe on the 1st try. This was a total hit. It was not to sweet and lots of compliments. I did add some toasted pecans as a garnish
Make these for Thanksgiving! I made them last year and my aunt called and asked me to bring the sweet potatoes I brought last year. Her family never likes sweet potatoes and they loved these. That's the best compliment anyone can ask for!
I added a little extra cinnamon and nutmeg. I also used 3 yams and 1 sweet potato instead of the 4lb of s.p. the recipe calls for. EVERYONE loved it and it was the talk of the night. There was none left over. Thanks for the great recipe... I will use this one EVERYTIME from now on! It was not too sweet at all!!
This was without a doubt the best recipe I have ever found for sweet potatoes. Didn't change a thing and it was perfect.
Tried this for the very first time for Thanksgiving. It was easy to make and tasted great. You can even prepare everything and just bake it the next day.
Sweet potatoes take FOREVER to get soft. Boiling for 15 minutes would not have worked. I boiled the sweet potatoes for an hour and some pieces were still hard (some were mushy too)! Of course, I had a lot of sweet potato pieces stuffed into one pot, and I’m sure if I spread them out more evenly, they would have had a better consistency. That’s what I’ll do next time. I had planned to leave the sweet potatoes in chunks as that was how I had them growing up, but I kind of liked the mushy ones. My end result was a mixture of mushy and solid pieces (which ironically is what the recipe result was supposed to be) and I think I may eat them like that from now on. I reduced the brown sugar and butter to ¾ c. each and used fresh sweet potatoes. What a great recipe!
I have always used canned yams, but my sister gave me some fresh ones so I made these. They have to be the best candied yams I have ever tasted. I have made them 3 times and everytime they turn out wonderful. I will never use canned yams again.
Great recipe, everyone loved it! I didn't change a thing (which is unusual for me) and it met with rave reviews!
Best Sweet Potatoes I ever had
Loved this recipe we didn't change a thing it was awesome!
We cut the margarine and brown sugar back to 3/4 cup and the dish was fantastic!!! Everyone loved it - even those that don't like sweet potatoes!
I have made lots of sweet potatoe dishes and this one is the best. I have throw all of my other recipes away. Thanks for sharing.
I can't say enough about how good these are. I will never used canned again! I cut the sugar and butter to 3/4 cup each as others recommended and I used 1/2 t of cinnamon and 1/4 t of nutmeg - the flavor was perfect. 15 minutes of boiling was just the right amount of time for my quartered potatoes.
Love em, and so did the kiddos, tasted great for left overs too!!!! Will definitely be on all my holiday menus!!
This is an excellent recipie. I also used less butter. I am sure it would have been great with all the butter, but just trying to cut back. I was tempted to cut back on the sugar, but I didn't and it was great. I love "sweet" yams (that is what I used.) Maybe I will cut back on sugar next time just to try it, but I am sure it will be good either way.
I used 6 lbs of potatoes and still would reduce the butter next time to 1 cup. I did reduce the brown sugar to 1 cup as well, and it was plenty sweet.
Super duper delicious! I've had my share of candied yams and sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving, and had never made my own until this year. I chose this recipe because it seemed simple and got amazing review. I'm glad I did because it was out of this world! The only change I'd make is to add more marshmallows at the end so they would only slightly melt. My sister in law and husband adore the marshmallows on top.
Added;1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit! I have never made candied sweet potatoes with marshmallows in it before but I will never make them without marshmallows ever again! It was so delicious, the cinnamon and nutmeg give them such a great flavor! My husband actually volunteers me to make these to bring to dinner parties! I used butter instead of margarine but other than that I wouldn't change a thing on this recipe. They are just awesome!!
All I have to say is OUT OF THIS WORLD I cut the butter in halh and use only half the sugar....I added for my personal touch 1/2 cup of jack daniels #7 ...let me tell uall everyone raved about this
I have never been a fan of yams or sweet potatoes but my family likes them. Since I found this recipe I am a huge fan. I followed the recommendation someone made and sliced the sweet potatoes in 2 in. sections and then boiled them.....it worked great!! I also used 1C of butter and that was plenty. yum yum!!!!!
The BEST candied sweet potatoes I have ever eaten anywhere! The recipe is straightforward and comes out very attractive too. My suggested spices are: 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, and 1/8 tsp nutmeg.
I have made this for years but what i do is, take 1 can of yams, and 3 large yams( yams are sweeter than sweet potatoes) put yams in the microwave (saves on peeling and trying to cut them since they are hard) take the yam out of the skins and mix with the canned sweet potatoes then do the following recipe, i reduce the butter, my suggestion is taste as you go, add more if needed that way its not to sweet for those of who said it was. remember taste as you go that is what makes a good cook
This is our new favorite for Thanksgiving-
This was incredible!! All of my Thanksgiving guests loved it! I added a splash of vanilla and a squirt of maple syrup to it as I was mixing it as well. It was delicious!! Thank you!!
Great recipe. Made it this past Christmas and it was a hit with the ham. I used yams instead of sweet potato and cut the butter and sugar to 1 cup. I might decrease the amount more next time. Will keep the sam amount of marshmallows, though!
Used HALF the butter and brown sugar recipe suggested....turned out great :)
These were very good, but very sweet! I followed others' advice, and cut the butter and sugar down to 1 cup each. It was hit and miss at the table. Those who liked it, could only eat a little bit. I loved it.
Really delish dish! I reduced the butter and sugar as others suggested, and I'm so glad because there was a little circle of melted butter around each serving on our plates! Watch you don't overbake it, (like I did!) because that makes it feel greasy instead of decadent with butter. Still so tasty!
Flat. The flavor lacked depth. After taking 2 1/2 hours preparing this recipe I really expected much more. I cannot understand why so many people rated this so highly. Maybe their spices were better than mine. I will not make this recipe again.
Delicious! I did bake my sweet potatoes instead of boiling them. I used butter instead of margarine. I also added just a splash of orange juice to the syrup. My hubby loved these. Thanks for the recipe.
Perfect recipe!! Love it!
This is a GREAT recipe for extremely sweet potatoes. They were a hit but I did decrease the butter by half and used canned yams to save some time. Try this one!!!
Pretty good! Reduced the amount of margarine (used butter) and brown sugar according to previous posts.
Very Yummy, but more of a dessert. I liked it ok but my hubby said it was way too sweet for his taste. And I cut the sugar and butter in half...
My whole family LOVED this dish - I cut the butter by half, and it was simply delicious - very sweet, but we like it that way
This is just the recipe I've been looking for. I've tried all the other nontraditional sweet potato recipes and I like them, but I was looking for one with 'sauce' and marshmellows. I'm making this one now and I almost ate all the sauce before I put it in the oven. Next time I might add some marshmellows on top and let brown. yum!!
Best sweet potatoes I've ever had in my life. But prepare your insulin shots cause it's like eating spoonfuls of caramel.
I used canned sweet potatoes and cut the butter and sugar in half. Amazing!!!
my whole family loves this !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Excellent. One of the best sweet potato dishes I've made. I made it exactly as stated in the recipe.
I will never make candied sweet potatoes any other way! Since I used the canned ones to save time (3, 40oz cans, drained) I halved the brown sugar and butter since they are stored in that sweet syrup. It was perfect!
The Best candied sweet recipes I've come across in quite a while.I had to do a little changing because of my Diabetes.Instead of the margarine, I used Smart Balance spread and for the Brown Sugar, I used half the amount of Splenda Brown Sugar. It came out great and my family loved it.
Absolutely delicious and sooo easy to make!! I am not a good cook by any means, but this dish turned out awesome. Although, the next time I make it I will definately cut back on the butter.
Perfect. I scaled this to 6 people and it was amazing. Everyone gobbled it up!
This was the Best!! I have always brought Candied Yams for Thanksgiving out of the River Road Recipes cook book. Never again will I make any other kind. I wasn't sure about the marsh mellows in the melted mixture, so I only added about two handfuls. However, I will add more next time! Can't wait to have these again for Christmas dinner!!!