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Pecan-Coconut Sweet Potatoes

 Pecan-Coconut Sweet Potatoes
It's great to be able to make a tempting sweet potato dish well ahead by putting it in the slow cooker. This tasty recipe includes sweet coconut and crunchy pecans. It's yummy! —Rebecca Clark, Warrior, Alabama
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows

Directions

  • In a small bowl, mix the first six ingredients. Place sweet potatoes
  • in a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with
  • brown sugar mixture. Drizzle with butter.
  • Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until sweet potatoes are tender.
  • Turn off slow cooker. Sprinkle marshmallows over potatoes; let
  • stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 188 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.