If you love candied yams for dessert, then you8217;ll surely love this similar treat with a twist! This crockpot recipe by Catherine8217;s Plates on YouTube will show you how to make these sweet potatoes in a sweet and buttery sauce mixture, then topped with melting marshmallows, and delicious pecans.
- 6-8 medium-sized fresh sweet potatoes
- 1½ cups of brown sugar
- ½ cup of butter, melted
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 (10 ounces) bag of miniature marshmallows
- 6 ounces of chopped pecans
Peel off the skin of the sweet potatoes, then chop them into 1-inch cube pieces, and place them in a large bowl filled with water. Prepare a 6-quart crockpot, then add the brown sugar, melted butter, ground cinnamon, and vanilla extract, and whisk them together until well combined. Drain all of the water of the soaked sweet potato cubes, then add them to the crockpot, and stir them together until well coated with the brown sugar mixture.
Put the lid on the crockpot, then cook the sweet potatoes on a high setting for about 3 to 4 hours or on a low setting for about 6 to8 hours or until fork tender. Sprinkle half of the marshmallows and half of the chopped pecans as well on top of the cooked sweet potatoes, then give them a good stir until melted, and add the remaining marshmallows and chopped pecans to the crockpot. Put the lid back on the crockpot, then continue to melt the marshmallows for about 15 minutes, and turn off the crockpot leaving the sweet potatoes to rest for about 15 minutes before serving.