Candied Yams Recipe

Sweet and gooey, this recipe is a fall favorite for kids and adults alike. Whip up a big batch for your Thanksgiving get-together.
Traditional Candied Yams

Traditional Candied Yams

Sweet and gooey, this recipe is a fall favorite for kids and adults alike. Whip up a big batch; these are sure to disappear quickly.


7-8 large yams
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
approximately 20 large marshmallows (optional)


1. In a large pot of water, boil yams until almost fork tender. Tip: Do not over-boil; a little on the firm side is better than too soft.
2. Remove yams from water and set aside to cool.
3. Once cool, remove skins. Cut yams into approximately 1-2 inch cubes, keeping the size consistent.
4. In a large sauté pan, melt butter, then add brown sugar and stir to mix.
5. Add the cubed yams, cooking on medium/low heat, stirring often until the sauce caramelizes.
6. After about 10 minutes, add large marshmallows and continue to cook on low heat so the marshmallows melt into the caramelized mixture. Simmer on very low heat until ready to serve.

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