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Candied Yams With Marshmallows Recipe

Updated on November 18, 2011

Favorite Holiday Dish - Candied Yams

I think we each have a favorite dish that we like to eat or prepare for Thanksgiving and for Christmas dinner. My Holiday dish that I enjoy making is the candied yams also known as candied sweet potatoes. They always taste yummy and there are rarely any left overs.

Most years we go to my sisters house for Thanksgiving and I always volunteer to bring a few dishes. One of those dishes is candied Yams. The Candied Yams recipe that I make was passed down from my Mom and it is really so easy that anyone can make it. And now that my kids all know how to make my sweet potatoes I'm sure they will be making them for their families as well.

Although this recipe is a favorite for the Holiday season, and goes perfectly with Turkey, it is also great with Chicken or even Pork.

Candied Yams

Candied Yams Recipe

How to Make Candied Yams


2 large cans of yams or sweet potatoes

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 stick of butter

1 or 2 cups of mini marshmallows

In a casserole place two cans of Yams or sweet potatoes (drained). I like to cut them up so they are in smaller pieces.

Cover potatoes with a 1/2 stick of butter. Cut it in little pieces and spread out over the potatoes.

Then sprinkle brown sugar over the butter. It really is up to you how much you like.

Top off with mini marshmallows.

Place in a 350 degree oven until the marshmallows start to brown.


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      chrisiedominick 7 years ago

      I was astontheished on how very easy and fast it took for me to get my recipe done!

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      Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

      You are very welcome Hello,hello

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for a great recipe.

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      Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

      @ Minnetonka Twin - You are very welcome and thank you for the comment.

      @ Karanda- Thanks for the comment and yes you could use fresh. I would microwave them until they are soft then peal and cut them up and place in the casserole dish. Or if you prefer the stove, you could peal them and cut them up and then boil them on the stove until they are soft, then drain and place in casserole dish.

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      Karen Wilton 7 years ago from Australia

      Thank you for sharing your family recipe. I love the family favourites, always so comforting. Is this a recipe that could be adapted to using fresh yams or sweet potatoes? We don't have the canned version in Australia.

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      Linda Rogers 7 years ago from Minnesota

      Thank You sooo much as I was asked to make these to bring to our family thanksgiving and have never made it. I am so excited I came by and found this. I'm going to bookmark this. :)