Twice-Baked Candied Sweet Potatoes


Instead of savory twice-baked potatoes, try these twice-baked sweet potatoes that are inspired by candied sweet potatoes.

Twice-Baked Candied Sweet Potatoes recipe plate marshmallows
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (10 ounces each)

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup tiny marshmallows

  • ½ cup chopped pecans, walnuts, or almonds

  • 3 tablespoon packed brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Scrub sweet potatoes and pierce all over with a fork. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until tender. Set aside to cool slightly. Increase oven temperature to 350°F.

  2. Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop pulp from each potato half, leaving 1/4-inch shells. Set six potato shells aside; discard remaining two potato shells. In a medium bowl combine the pulp, butter, and salt. Using a potato masher or fork, mash until smooth. Spoon potato mixture into the six potato shells.

  3. Top potatoes with pecans and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until heated through. Top with marshmallows and bake about 5 minutes more or until marshmallows are soft and toasted.

Make-Ahead Directions:

Prepare as directed through Step 2. Place filled shells in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Continue as directed, baking potatoes about 30 minutes or until heated through and adding marshmallows during the last 5 minutes of baking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
8g Fat
40g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 195mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2.7mg 14%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 506mg 11%
Folate, total 15.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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