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Candied Yams on a white plate with a fork with melted marshmallows

Candied Yams

Jennie Duncan
These Candied Yams are so simple to make and a side dish you need on your table. Topped with toasted melty marshmallows, it's a mouthwatering recipe. 
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 432 kcal


  • 2 pounds Yams or sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 16 oz mini marshmallows


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and prepare an 11"x7" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Peel and slice sweet potatoes into rounds then add them to your prepared dish.
  • Slice butter and add to a casserole dish with potatoes. Add in brown sugar, salt, and ground cinnamon. Mix together and coat potatoes.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  • Remove potatoes and top with mini marshmallows. Broil on high for 30-40 seconds until marshmallows are brown.


  • Tip: Slicing all sweet potatoes to be a similar size will help them all cook evenly. 

What is a Yam?

Yams are hard to find in America unless you shop at a specialty store. 95% of yam crops are grown in Africa. If you can't find them I generally use sweet potatoes instead. While sweet potatoes are different they are the closest thing that you can find in your everyday grocery store. 

You will need:

Here are a few kitchen tools that you will need for this recipe. 


Calories: 432kcalCarbohydrates: 83gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 286mgPotassium: 400mgFiber: 4gSugar: 51gVitamin A: 16442IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Candied Yams
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