Grandma's Candied Yams

Theresa Sandoval


This is an old family favorite. Simple to make and delicious.


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  • 5
    lbs of sweet potatoes – about 6 large
  • 2
    cups of lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 1
    10 oz bag of mini marshmallows

How to Make Grandma's Candied Yams


  1. Using a knife, poke holes in sweet potatoes.
    Place potatoes on a large baking sheet lined with foil, bake at 350 for 1 hour.
    2. Let potatoes cool completely. After cooled, peel and slice into 1 ½ inch rounds.
    In an ungreased 9x13 baking dish put 1 layer of sweet potatoes, 1 cup of brown sugar and 1/3 of the bag of marshmallows. Put another layer of sweet potatoes the other 1 cup of sugar Cover and Bake at 325 for 3 hours, or until juice is the consistency of thick syrup, basting occasionally. Add remaining marshmallows and put under broiler until lightly browned.

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About Grandma's Candied Yams

Course/Dish: Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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