Candied Coconut Sweet Potatoes


4 cups mashed sweet potatoes (4 med sweet potatoes or abt 2 large sized cans)
6 tbsp. sugar
6 tbsp. butter (no margarine), softened or melted
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
6 tbsp. melted butter


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prick each sweet potato with a fork and place on foil in the oven. Cook for 40-60 minutes or until tender. Once they’ve cooled enough to handle, slice in half and scoop out the insides into a mixing bowl.

To the mixing bowl add in sugar, butter, eggs, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla. Your butter should be soft enough to blend up easily, so nuke it in the microwave before you add it to the bowl if you need to. Mash by hand or use an electric mixer to mix everything together. Mix it just until everything is incorporated but there are still some sweet potatoes in larger chunks.Spread this mixture evenly into a 9 x 13 pan.

For the topping, combine brown sugar and coconut and then pour melted butter over and stir. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the sweet potatoes in the pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40-50 minutes. The top should be nice and browned and bubbly when it is finished cooking.


Adapted from Our Best Bites