As a child I wouldn’t touch a candied yam not even with a long handled spoon. YUCK! LOL My face along with my sisters in the photo expresses how we felt about yams. I was probably thinking, “Thanksgiving dinner should be rolls, mac and cheese, ham and dessert!” I’m not a marshmallow fan, so seeing a bunch of marshmallows on top of yams didn’t make matters any more appetizing for me.
My mom got rid of the marshmallows and (nutmeg) hehe and here we have the BEST recipe for candied/candy yams. I was well into my twenties before my palate changed and said “WOWZERS!” Maybe it was my palate or maybe it was my mom changing her recipe.
2-4 Yams depending on the size (you can also use sweet potatoes)
1 stick of butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup dark karo syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 small lemon for its juice
-add the karo syrup and mix
-add cinnamon and vanilla and mix
then add the juice from the lemon