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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8 servings
Calories 432kcal
Author Souper Chef Deb from Bowl Me Over


  • 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: 482.6% | Vitamin C: 4.9% | Calcium: 8.2% | Iron: 6.8%