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Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes

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Slow cooker candied sweet potatoes can't get any easier or more delicious. These quite possible could be the most delicious sweet potatoes I've ever tasted.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot, slow cooker, sweet potatoes, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving recipe
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Servings 10 servings
Calories 427
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans


  • Combine sweet potatoes, both sugars, salt, butter and vanilla in your slow cooker.
  • Cover, set to low and cook for 6 hours.
  • Once potatoes are tender, remove 1/2 cup of the slow cooker liquids. Pour it into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. This should only take a minute or two. Meanwhile, mix together 2 teaspoons of cornstarch with 2 teaspoons of water.
  • Once the liquids are boiling, whisk in cornstarch mixture. Continue to whisk until thickened. About 1 minute.
  • Serve sweet potatoes drizzled with the thickened glaze and top with chopped pecans.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 660mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 26026IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg