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RECIPE: Sweet Potato Bites that everyone will love

This feels very un-American to admit, but Thanksgiving has never been my favorite holiday. I will ALWAYS love getting together with family around a dinner table sharing a meal, however, Thanksgiving food has never been that appealing to me. There were many years when I was younger that my Thanksgiving dinner plate consisted of only mashed potatoes while everyone else's was piled high with a variety of food. A few years ago, Larry and I hosted a Thanksgiving cocktail party where we converted all of the elements from a Thanksgiving meal into small bite-size options. It was so much fun! We made this recipe along with many others and it was a huge hit with our guests. These are easy with not much prep, super fun to make and even more fun to eat! Ingredients:

  • 3 large or 4-5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled

  • 2 tbsp of melted butter

  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup (we're partial to Corey's Maple Syrup)

  • 1 (10-oz) bag of marshmallows

  • 1/2 cup of pecan halves


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees; while the oven is preheating, peel and slice your sweet potatoes into 1/4" thick rounds

  • In a medium bowl, toss your sliced sweet potato rounds with the melted butter and maple syrup; arrange on a large baking sheet and season with salt (optional)

  • Bake until sweet potatoes are fork tender; approximately 20 minutes, but flipping halfway through. Remove baking sheet from oven and switch oven to broil; top each sweet potato round with a marshmallow (tip: I added parchment paper underneath the sweet potato rounds for this step for an easier cleanup after)

  • Broil the sweet potato rounds until the marshmallows are puffed and golden (if you like the marshmallows on the darker side like us, you can leave them on broil for a bit longer); once you remove from the oven, top each marshmallow with a pecan half immediately and serve.

These sweet potato bites are always a crowd pleaser when I make them, and the first appetizer to go at a party. Let me know what you think if you try making these yourself. I'd love to see pictures!

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