Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes

3.6 from 5 votes

Easy and delicious!

Although sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins and nutrients, they can be made to taste like a dessert. Our Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes recipe is one such dessert-like dish that is both delicious and easy. The ingredients are clean and impart great flavor thanks to unrefined coconut sugar and butter. Pumpkin pie spice rounds out the dish, lending a distinct dessert quality to them.

Serve these along with a roast chicken and plenty of vegetables for a perfect dinner when the days start to get shorter and cooler. As a bonus, kids won’t even realize these sweet potatoes are healthy!

3.6 from 5 votes

Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes

These potatoes are a sweet treat made with clean and healthy ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Yield 12 people
Serving Size
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes large, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 cup butter optional Ghee
  • 1 cup pecans or walnut pieces, chopped

Instructions

  • Add sliced sweet potatoes to a slow cooker. In a bowl, combine the sugar and spice and sprinkle over potatoes. Toss to coat. Add butter or Ghee. Cover and cook until tender, about 4-6 hours on low, or 2-3 hours on high.
  • Add candied sweet potatoes to a serving bowl and sprinkle with pecans or walnuts.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 86mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11
Keywords Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Slow Cooker, Thanksgiving

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Gale Compton

Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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