Candied yams in a white bowl.

Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Candied Yams are a family favorite. This recipe has been in our family for years - it's sweet and decadent and always served on special occasions. I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!
Course Vegetables and Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Candied Sweet Potato Recipe, sweet potatoes, Vegetables and Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8 servings
Calories 432kcal
Author Deb Clark
Cost $10


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Karo Syrup


  • Peel and boil the sweet potatoes until just fork tender - about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately drain really well.
  • Transfer potatoes to a large frypan or electric skillet. Add the remaining ingredients, brown sugar, butter & syrup. Turn heat to medium until the butter and brown sugar melts and the mixture is thick and bubbly. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours, basting every 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 82g | Vitamin A: 24130IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1.2mg