How to Make Caramel & Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes for the Holidays
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
- 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!
- 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
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Put sweet potatoes into a glass baking dish
- Heat butter in microwave in microwave-safe bowl or sauce pot on stove until melted.
- Add brown sugar to melted butter and stir until well mixed.
- Add orange juice to butter-sugar mix and stir until well mixed.
- Pour mixture over sweet potatoes making sure all are pieces are covered (add extra brown sugar if necessary).
- Cover baking dish and bake in pre-heated oven until sweet potatoes are soft.
- 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
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||207|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 23 g||35%|
|Carbohydrates 69 g||23%|
|Sugar 44 g|
|Protein 4 g||8%|
|Sodium 244 mg||10%|
|* 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!
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