These could not be simpler. I started doing this when my oldest was littler because at holidays she would just eat the marshmallow topping off of the sweet potatoes. Then I got smart and started putting the marshmallows INTO the potatoes. I've never looked back!
Open one large can of sweet potatoes and mash with a fork.
Add 2 Tablespoons melted butter, 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, a sprinkle of cinnamon and I cut up 6 large marshmallows into small pieces, but you could also use about 24 mini marshmallows. Also, you could throw in some roughly chopped pecans.
Stir it up and spread it into a buttered dish. I used a pie plate here, but I really should have doubled the recipe to fit in it better. A small casserole dish would work really good here, or a bread or meatloaf pan would be perfect.
I cut up a few extra marshmallows to decorate the top because I love the ones that get crunchy and brown on the top. You could leave this out if you wanted to.
Awww, how cute! Now you would just pop it into the oven at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes until the potatoes are hot and the marshmallows are golden brown.
When this bakes, the marshmallows that are inside melt and make these little pockets of gooey sweetness. Mixed with the brown sugar and butter, it really is a treat!