Red Hot Southern Sweet Potatoes

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by twissis

Red hot cinnamon candies have been 1 of my favorite ingredients since my childhood & this is the 1st of 2 recipes I'm entering that feature them. I found this at & it was posted by SMTHJG who said "My grandmother used to make this simple sweet-spicy dish every yr for the holidays. It's so delicious that you'll want to make it all yr." I agree w/her & hope you will as well. Just imagine this dish along side a lovely glazed ham! Yum!

Top Review by True Texas

These are good, but maybe just a little too sweet for us. I only had 1 cup of cinnamon candies so that was all I used and they were still really sweet. Next time I will cut down on the sugar or maybe the candies. Just a note: We ate leftover potatoes a couple of days later and they did not seem quite as sweet after reheating.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a lrg saucepan w/enough water to cover.
  2. Bring to a boil & cook over med heat till tender (about 25 min).
  3. Drain of all water & place in a lrg casserole dish.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  5. In a med bowl, stir together the butter, brown sugar, red hot candies & water.
  6. Pour over the sweet potatoes in the dish.
  7. Bake for 1 hr till sweet potatoes are soft & the candies are melted.
  8. After this, you may top w/marshmallows (if desired) & return the dish to the oven for 10 min to toast them.

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