Basic Candied Yams


Basic candied yams! You can alter them how your family likes.

candied yams topped with marshmallows
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
10 servings


  • 6 large yams, peeled and sliced into large cubes

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 ½ cups butter, melted, divided

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups large marshmallows


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking dish.

  2. Arrange yams in the prepared baking dish. Combine brown sugar, 1/2 of the melted butter, and vanilla extract in a small bowl; pour evenly over yams. Cover the baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove and coat with remaining butter. Cover and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Remove the cover, top with marshmallows, and bake until marshmallows are melted, 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

678 Calories
28g Fat
103g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 678
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 18g 88%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 103g 38%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 46mg 231%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 2245mg 48%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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