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How to Make Caramel & Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes for the Holidays

Updated on February 6, 2015
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Ms.Treadwell is a licensed attorney and the author of "How Do Hurricane Katrina's Winds Blow: Racism in 21st Century New Orleans."


Man! It's cold outside! Need some warm, cozy, comfort food to get rid of the chill? When you read this recipe you might think of a traditional Thanksgiving Day feast. But let me tell you that caramel and marshmallow sweet potatoes is an awesome dish that is easy to make. I used to make it only on Thanksgiving but my kids loved it so much I began to make it on other days throughout the year. These super-sweet potatoes are great with any type of meat.

This dish is sinfully delicious! This recipe is for a fantastic and unique way to serve sweet potatoes. It's perfect for Thanksgiving or as an everyday dish. Everyone will think you made something special for them and that you cooked all day long.

Plain sweet potatoes have high amounts of vitamins.*

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B5 & B6
  • Thiamin
  • Niacin
  • Riboflavin
  • Due to their orange color they are high in carotenoids

*According to the National Institute of Health.

Be forewarned the deliciousness of this recipe (because of the butter, sugar, and marshmallows) will highly outweigh any overall nutritional value!

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 8


  • 4 - 6 medium-large sweet potatoes, peeled, cleaned, & cut into cubes
  • 1 cup real butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Put sweet potatoes into a glass baking dish
  3. Heat butter in microwave in microwave-safe bowl or sauce pot on stove until melted.
  4. Add brown sugar to melted butter and stir until well mixed.
  5. Add orange juice to butter-sugar mix and stir until well mixed.
  6. Pour mixture over sweet potatoes making sure all are pieces are covered (add extra brown sugar if necessary).
  7. Cover baking dish and bake in pre-heated oven until sweet potatoes are soft.
  8. Once cooked, remove the pan from the oven and add 1 bag of mini-marshmallows atop the sweet potatoes and return to the oven cooking just a few minutes until the marshmallows are slightly golden and melting.

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Recipe Nutritional Value

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 466
Calories from Fat207
% Daily Value *
Fat 23 g35%
Carbohydrates 69 g23%
Sugar 44 g
Protein 4 g8%
Sodium 244 mg10%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Make sure you eat them while they are hot! Enjoy!

By Liza Lugo, J.D.

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      Liza Treadwell Esq aka Liza Lugo JD 5 years ago from New York, NY

      susanm23b, thank you for taking the time to read this recipe and for your comments. I will be posting a photo of this dish very soon, so stay tuned.

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      susanm23b 5 years ago

      This looks delicious! I'm glad you stressed that sweet potatoes aren't just for Thanksgiving! My family loves them, and we eat them often. Looking forward to trying this :)

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      Liza Treadwell Esq aka Liza Lugo JD 6 years ago from New York, NY

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      Liza Treadwell Esq aka Liza Lugo JD 6 years ago from New York, NY

      rutley, thank you for reading and commenting on my Hub. This might be the way to get the kids to eat them. I mean, really, what kid turns down marshmallows for dinner :-) My kids loved it.

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      rutley 6 years ago from South Jersey

      Love sweet potoatoes......Wish my kids would eat them! Voted up and thank you!

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      Liza Treadwell Esq aka Liza Lugo JD 6 years ago from New York, NY

      Prasetio30, thanks for taking the time to read my hub. Share the recipe with whomever you want. They'll love it. Hope you enjoy it.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love your recipe, it sound delicious. I'll share this to my mom. Thank you very much. Rated up and yummy!


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      Liza Treadwell Esq aka Liza Lugo JD 6 years ago from New York, NY

      Thanks for your comment, Geminitrudy. Glad you're happy to have the recipe. Now you can make it whenever you want :-)

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      geminitrudy 6 years ago

      I am lucky enough to have eaten this dish before and let me tell you I'm happy to have this recipe! Thank you!

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      Liza Treadwell Esq aka Liza Lugo JD 6 years ago from New York, NY


      Thanks so much for taking the time to read this hub and for your comments. They are my favorite kind of potato also. Enjoy the recipe.

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      Field-Of-Flowers 6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      There's nothing quite like sweet potatoes!! My favorite kind of potato. Thanks for sharing!