Candied Yams

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Recipe by  LORIEANN29

“This is a simple and quick way to enjoy a Thanksgiving favorite! Canned yams or sweet potatoes may be used.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place sweet potatoes in a medium baking dish. Distribute butter pieces evenly over the sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Layer with miniature marshmallows.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven 25 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender and marshmallows have melted.

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I've made this recipe twice and it was enjoyed by all. One thing you must try is adding cinnamon after adding the butter, it is so much better, add enough to lightly dust the entire thing, add more or less depending on your taste. I forgot to add it in the second batch and everyone said it was missing something and wasn't as good, I realized then that I forgot the cinnamon!



These came out really great with a few minor variations. I drained and coarsly smashed the canned yams to make them smoother, but also to keep some texture to them. I mixed yams and brown sugar together and then topped with the butter & marshmallows. I uncovered the dish about 15 minutes before it was done so the marshmallows would slightly brown. I used more marshmallows then the recipe called for and I think that along with the smashing of the yams prevented them from melting into the yams too much. Very tasty!! Another tip...spray the foil with cooking spray before you cover this to prevent it from sticking to the marshmallows.



My first Thanksgiving in charge and this dish was wonderful! I prepared it ahead of time so I'll give the details in case it helps someone else. Four large fresh yams (microwaved 20 minutes per a previous reviewer) peeled and cubed (they were almost too soft to cube) fit in a 1 1/2 quart casserole. I added the butter, sugar and a cup of marshmallows and left it in the fridge. Nothing I had was cooking at 400, so I tossed it in for 20-30 minutes with some other things at 350, and for another 20-25 at 375. I left it covered that entire time as I wanted it to heat up, but not burn. The marshmallows melted in and it was all golden bubbly goodness. I covered the top with more marshmallows and popped it back in uncovered long enough for the marshmallows to merge and get toasty. (Just about the same time it takes to brown the french onions on the green bean casserole!) They held a soft cube form long enough to pick up with a fork, but dissolved the minute they hit your mouth. Scrumptious! Second time around, I peeled the yams first and cubed them and steamed them until tender. It seemed MUCH easier for me than microwaving first and the final texture came out better. I used too much butter, though, and it was very watery in the bottom. Or there may be something to using a higher heat to carmelize the sugar. Still tasted great!

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 282 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 50.7 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 145 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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