Easy Candy Yams Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Candy Yams Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Easy Candy Yams

Recipe by  

"Chopped sweet potatoes are baked with brown sugar, caramel topping and butter, then finished with a layer of roasted marshmallows."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 1 - 8x8 inch dish Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Place sweet potatoes in an 8x8 inch square baking dish. Pour caramel over potatoes. Sprinkle with sugar and dot with butter.
  3. Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes, until potatoes are tender and mixture is bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle marshmallows evenly over potatoes. Return to oven until marshmallows are melted and browned, 5 to 10 minutes more.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 27, 2004

Okay, this recipe has potential it is divine but it needs MAJOR re-writing. First off, get a bigger dish 9x9 doesnt even have to be square.Use cooked yams or canned yams (drained) and increase the 4 cups to about 6 or 7. Mash them...not chop. Leave out the butter (unless greasing the sides of your dish to keep the marshmallows from sticking. Double the amount of marshmallows and Broil them under a guarded eye for a heavenly browning. Do this and the dish will be the best thing you ever tasted. If not then you will get a big bowl of uncooked potatoes swimming in grease.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 17, 2005

These instructions seriously stink. I have never used allrecipes.com before, so I didn't know to check the review before making them. I used fresh yams instead of canned. I think this is a pretty important element to include in the instructions.

Dec 10, 2004

I give these four stars for taste and one for the directions. Having never made candied yams before, I didn't know what is apparently obvious to the pro-this recipe calls for CANNED sweet potatoes. I naively chopped fresh sweet potatoes and THREE HOURS (not 30 minutes) later, they were delicious! Please, avoid my frustration. If you are not a yam-making pro, remember, either cook the potatoes first, or use canned.

Dec 21, 2008

This was so easy to make. I had 14 people for Thanksgiving, everyone from adults to children just loved it. I would however suggest the following changes. I fully cook fresh yams and then mash them adding the rest of the indredients and briefly putting them under the broiler until the marshmellows are lightly browned. I will make this on every holiday thanks!

Dec 15, 2003

I'm giving this rating for how it tasted after I made a few changes. The recipe doesn't specify whether the yams should be cooked or not; mine weren't and were still hard after 45 minutes of cooking. So I would recommend precooking. I also felt that the recipe had WAY too much butter, so I poured alot of it off as well. But after cooking what I had left in the microwave until the potatoes were soft, I mashed them with the butter and caramel sauce left in the pan, put marshmellows on top and cooked them in the oven for the last 10 minutes. They were delicious!!! The best candied yams I've ever made--they disappeared very quickly.

Apr 20, 2003

I made this using canned yams (i drained the syrup from them first) and it still turned out wonderful... and even faster to cook!

Nov 23, 2006

I used canned yams and only half the butter. My family loved them and asked that I always make this for Thanksgiving dinner.

Dec 14, 2004

I made these for my husband on Thanksgiving. He loved them. I used the canned yams instead of fresh, and this dish was ready in a snap--which is really great for those of us stuck in the kitchen on Thanksgiving day. ;)


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 413 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 69 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 532 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Not The Same Old Chicken
Not The Same Old Chicken

We have so many top-rated chicken recipes, you'll never run out of dinner ideas again.

Slow Cooker Time Savers
Slow Cooker Time Savers

Imagine dinner making itself in the slow cooker while you relax or do other things.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Fast and Easy Creamed Spinach

See a few simple shortcuts for making easy creamed spinach.

Easy Broccoli Salad

Watch Chef John make an easy, healthy broccoli side dish.

Jamie's Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob

Quick and easy recipe for boiled corn.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States