Sweet Potato Heaven

Sweet Potato Heaven

I grew up with a sweet potato family recipe that is truly heavenly. Until recently, I was unaware that everyone in the world didn’t prepare their sweet potatoes in the exact same way. When I was posting about the dish on a social networking site, I had a friend ask for the recipe. So here is my version of what is known as “Candied Sweet Potatoes.”

You will need the following items to make this sweet potato dish:
  • 1 large can of Bruce’s Yams
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows

Follow these steps to make your sweet potatoes taste like a little piece of heaven:

Step 1:
Heat up your skillet under the medium heat setting.

Step 2:
Pour the entire contents of your Bruce’s Yams jar into the skillet. Using the juice in the can eliminates the need for water. The juice keeps the dish sweet.

Step 3:
Add the butter and brown sugar immediately, and stir the three ingredients together.

Step 4:
Toss in the cinnamon and nutmeg.

Step 5:
Stir occasionally until the liquid begins to thicken up and the sweet potatoes are a bit mushy.

Step 6:
Transfer the sweet potatoes to a fancy serving dish, and cover with the mini marshmallows.

My youngest daughter prefers the sweet potatoes be mashed completely. This is easy to do if your family prefers it that way as well. Just place the sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl and beat on high for 45 seconds.