Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

by Sheryl

If you are looking for a nice and quick dessert, you came to the right place! Today, I am gonna teach you how to make my personal favorite; Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes. Check if you have these ingredients. Got it? Great! Now, all you need to do is to follow these simple steps and you are about 1 hour away from tasting this amazing treat! I always cook this pretty much 3 times a week. It’s just that good. It is perfect for rainy weather. Pair it with a hot coffee, you are gonna have the best day ever!

By the way, you can pour evaporated milk to give it a more sweet taste. The toasted areas are the best. They are the main act of this dessert. Do not forget about that. Just imagine the caramelized sugar. Oh, man! I hope you give this a try today. Everyone should get a chance to taste this amazing treat! Enjoy!


6 large sweet potatoes
½ cup of butter
2 cups of white sugar
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
salt to taste

How to make Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

Step 1: Wash the potatoes and dry them using a tissue.

Step 2: Peel the potatoes and cut them into small pieces.

Step 3: Place a skillet on a stove and turn the heat to low. Add in the butter and melt.

Step 4: Add the sliced potatoes into the skillet with the melted butter.

Step 5: Add the cinnamon, sugar, salt, and nutmeg into the skillet.

Step 6: Cover the sweet potatoes evenly with sugar mixture.

Step 7: Stir and cover the skillet. Turn down the heat to low.

Step 8: Cook on low heat for 1 hour or until you achieve a candy looking potatoes.

Step 9: Stir occasionally until tender and edges are hard.

Step 10: Turn off the heat and add in the vanilla.

Step 11: Serve hot and enjoy!

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