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Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe (with Marshmallows)

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes are so simple and delicious. Throw them in the crock pot in the morning and let them slowly cook all day long while you prepare your other dishes.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Broil Time1 minute
Total Time4 hours 16 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Side Dish, Holiday Side Dish, Thanksgiving Side Dish
Servings: 8
Calories: 275kcal


  • Slow Cooker
  • 9x13 Inch Baking Dish


  • 6 sweet potatoes peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows


  • Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. 
  • Spread chopped sweet potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker. 
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine orange juice, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and brown sugar. 
  • Pour over the top of the sweet potatoes and place lid on the slow cooker. 
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3. 
  • Once cooked, pour all the contents from your slow cooker into a baking dish. 
  • Top with marshmallows and broil in oven until marshmallows are golden brown (mine took about 45 seconds!).


  • If you don't want to add marshmallows, these sweet potatoes are delicious eaten as is after they are done cooking in the slow cooker! The marshmallows are totally optional.


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 24078IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg