There’s a kid inside every one of us who dreams about eating candy for dinner.
Now, you can satisfy that inner child’s delight with this fun recipe from See’s Candies that makes for a perfect side dish for Halloween or Thanksgiving feasts.
“See’s Scotch Kiss Sweet Potatoes” sounds like it would be entirely too achingly sweet for adult palates. But surprisingly, it’s not.
It’s made with See’s Scotch Kisses — marshmallows sweetened with buckwheat honey for an almost molasses-like flavor that are then hand-dipped in thick, creamy caramel.
Yams or sweet potatoes get roasted in their jackets, then peeled and mashed with butter, salt and orange zest. Next, take 12 See’s Scotch Kisses, unwrap them and scatter them on top of the casserole. Bake until the top is golden, gooey and melty.
If you like melted marshmallows atop your sweet potatoes, you’ll like this even more. The dish is sweet, but not overly so. The orange zest really makes it, giving it a burst of citrus brightness. And the honey and caramel from the candies give it all a lot more interest, creating a dish that tastes like you spent far more time making it than you actually did.
A splash of rum, bourbon or Grand Marinier also would be great additions. Or even a little freshly grated ginger.
Scotch Kisses are available at See’s stores ($16.10 per pound, and you can buy as few or as many pieces as you wish) or by shopping under “Custom Mix” at Sees.com, where you’ll find it as item #19 at $19.60 per pound.
Imagine the smiles at the table when you tell everyone that dinner tonight includes a whole lot of candy.
See’s Scotch Kiss Sweet Potatoes
12 See’s Scotch Kisses
4 large sweet potatoes (approximately 4 cups mashed)
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick) at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon zest from one orange or more to taste
Bake whole sweet potatoes in 350-degree oven until tender, approximately 40 minutes (or longer if the sweet potatoes are especially large).
When done, peel and put potatoes in a bowl, add butter and mash with electric mixer or potato masher. Add salt and orange zest. Blend well.
Put mashed sweet potatoes in a greased one-quart casserole. Unwrap Scotch Kisses, and scatter them on top of the casserole. Bake in oven until warm and Scotch Kisses are golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
From See’s Candies