Stacks of sweet potato slices topped with pecans and toasted mini marshmallows
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Candied Sweet Potato Stacks

These Candied Sweet Potato Stacks are a fun twist on everyone's favorite holiday side dish, and guaranteed to impress your guests!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Total Time39 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet, potato, recipe, marshmallows, stacks, thanksgiving, side, dish, pecans, brown, sugar, holidays
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson



  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes about 2 pounds (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • mini marshmallows optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
  • Add the sweet potato slices and gently toss to combine.
  • Stack slices in each muffin cup, about 5 or 6 high.
  • Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes, until tender.
  • If adding the marshmallows - remove the foil and place 3 or 4 mini marshmallows on top of potato stacks.
  • Place muffin pan under the broiler for 45 to 60 seconds until toasted.
  • Scoop out each candied sweet potato stack and serve immediately.


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 8132IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg