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Pecan-Coconut Sweet Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours

Makes

6 servings

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
Pecan-Coconut Sweet Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened shredded 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 188 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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