Candied Yams (Otherwise Known as Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Candied Yams 


6-8 sweet potatoes
1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 cups mini marshmallows (divided)
Ground cinnamon and nutmeg to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil, Boil potatoes about 15 minutes till somewhat but not fully cooked.
  3. Drain, cool and peel.
  4. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, brown sugar, 2 cups marshmallows, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook stirring occasionally, until marshmallow are melted. 
  5. Stir potatoes into marshmallow sauce. Stir and mash some of the potatoes and break the rest into bite sized  chunks. Transfer to the prepared dish. 
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cover with the remaining 1 cup of marshmallows. Return to over and bake till marshmallows are golden brown.

Yams after baking for 15 minutes toped with marshmallows and ready to go back in oven for browning

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