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Sweet Potato Bake

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 medium size sweet potatoes
  • 8 Tbsp margarine
  • 13 oz jar marshmallow crème
  • 1 egg
  • 1⁄2 C sugar
  • 1⁄2 C milk
  • 1⁄2 C light brown sugar
  • 2 C crushed Crispix cereal

Directions

Peel and cook sweet potatoes, drain liquid, and cut in chunks.

Mix 4 Tablespoons margarine and marshmallow crème over low heat until creamy.
In mixing bowl, beat sweet potatoes, marshmallow mixture, egg, sugar, and milk until smooth.

Transfer to baking dish.

Melt 4 Tablespoons margarine with brown sugar and spread over potatoes.

Crush cereal and sprinkle over the top. Bake 1 hour. Serves 8 or more.

Feel free to substitute any crispy cereal for the topping on the Sweet Potato Bake, including Rice Krispies (won’t need crushing), Rice or Corn Chex, Corn Flakes, Special K, etc.
• Sweet potatoes come in a variety of sizes, some as large as footballs (but they aren’t available in supermarkets). You’re aiming for about 3 quarts (12 cups) of mashed sweet potatoes.
• Southwest sweet potato bake: leave out the marshmallow crème and white sugar, add 1 teaspoon (freshly ground) black pepper, 1 teaspoon chili powder and ½ teaspoon cumin. The sweet topping and spicy filling make a delicious contrast.

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