Candies Yams

November 12, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Candies Yams

Candied Yams, a delectable dish featuring sweet potatoes or yams, bathed in caramelized cinnamon butter sugar, stands out as a mouthwatering treat. This dish has become a traditional holiday food in America, celebrated for its rich flavors and comforting appeal. With just a few simple ingredients, including sweet potatoes, water, butter, light brown sugar, salt, cinnamon powder, and marshmallows, Candied Yams transforms humble ingredients into a festive and indulgent culinary experience.

The cooking process begins by peeling and cubing medium-sized sweet potatoes or yams. These are then boiled in water for 10 minutes until partially cooked before being drained. The semi-cooked potatoes are arranged in a greased bake ware, ready to absorb the rich flavors that follow. In a small saucepan, butter is melted and combined with light brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon powder, creating a decadent caramelized sauce. This luscious mixture is poured evenly over the partially cooked sweet potatoes.

The dish is then baked in a 350-degree oven until the sweet potatoes reach a tender consistency, and the sauce thickens to perfection. To elevate the sweetness and add a gooey texture, marshmallows are placed on top and baked until melted and golden brown. The result is a delightful blend of soft, caramelized sweet potatoes with a hint of cinnamon, topped with gooey marshmallow goodness.

Candied Yams can be served hot or warm, making it a comforting and visually appealing addition to holiday gatherings. The combination of caramelized sweetness, warm spices, and the gooey texture of marshmallows creates a memorable dish that embodies the warmth and joy of holiday celebrations in America.


4 medium size sweet potatoes or yam, peeled and cubes
5 cups of water
1/2 stick of butter
1 cup of light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
8 oz (230 gram) of marshmallow

Directions to make Candies Yams

  1. Put sweet potato and water in a large pot, cook for 10 minutes, drained.
  2. Put cooked potato in a greased bake ware, set a side.
  3. Melted butter in a small sauce-pan, add brown sugar, salt and cinnamon powder, stirs well.
  4. Pour sugar butter evenly over cooked potato.
  5. Bake in 350-degrees oven until potato tender and sauce thicken.
  6. Put marshmallows on top and continue to bake till marshmallows melted.

Serve hot or warm.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4

Calories Per Serving: 612

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏110g 40%
Cholesterol ‏45mg 15%
Total Fat ‏18g 23%
Saturated Fat ‏8g 40%
Dietary Fiber ‏3g 11%
Protein ‏5g 10%
Sodium ‏583mg 25%
Sugars ‏81g 162%


30 min


30 min




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