Best Candied Yams with Marshmallows

Wonderful, traditional candied yams ... my way! Not for those counting calories and enough to feed a crowd!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 8-inch square pans


  • 6 (29 ounce) cans yams in syrup, drained

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 teaspoon allspice

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) package miniature marshmallows

  • aluminum foil

  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray 2 pieces of aluminum foil with cooking spray.

  2. Mash drained yams in a large bowl with a fork. Add ingredients in the following order, mixing well after each addition: brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and heavy cream. Pour mixture into two 8-inch square baking dishes. Sprinkle 1/2 of the marshmallows over each dish and cover with aluminum foil, spray-side down.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

325 Calories
2g Fat
75g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 325
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 131mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 57g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 26mg 129%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 475mg 10%

* 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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