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sweet potato fries with toasted marshmallow dip recipeI cannot take credit for this one, there is a really good burger place in Lawrence, Kansas called The Burger Stand. They have a condiment station that rivals any I have ever seen. All of the condiments are homemade, and all incredible. They are served in big metal pump containers, and I got samples of each one. I thought that one of them was ranch or mayo, (which I don’t eat – I have a strong dislike for mayo) you can imagine my surprise when Wes told me that it was sweet. He promised me that there was no mayo involved, so I tasted it. Turns out it is toasted marshmallow dip for the sweet potato fries. I thought that it was the coolest idea ever. Wes and I sat at the table trying to figure out how one would go about making a sauce like this. We had quite a few theories. After much debate we had the good sense to ask a waiter, and could not believe how we were over-thinking this dip. All it is – toasted marshmallows blended with some cream. How fun would this be for a kid’s birthday party? Something a little different, and very, very fun.

I really enjoy sweet potato fries, but do not like that they do not get crisp. I have tried many methods, and have yet to find the perfect one. I do believe that a very hot oven is necessary, and it is helpful if you preheat it for a bit before you put the sweet potatoes in. I also change the seasonings to suit what I am serving them with. One of my favorites is to dust them with taco seasoning, sounds weird, but so good. For this, I kept it really simple because it was going to be served with a sweet dip. Sea salt and olive oil is all these sweet potatoes needed.

sweet potato fries with toasted marshmallow dip recipe4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into sticks
3 Tablespoons olive oil
sea salt
1/2 bag marshmallows
1/2 cup heavy cream

sweet potato fries with toasted marshmallow dip recipePut the sweet potato wedges into a large bowl. Add olive oil and sea salt. Toss and coat completely.

sweet potato fries with toasted marshmallow dip recipeLine a baking sheet with tin foil. Lay the sweet potatoes out in a single layer. Bake in a preheated 475 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. It really depends on how thick your fries are.

sweet potato fries with toasted marshmallow dip recipeMeanwhile, line a cake pan with tin foil. Arrange marshmallows in a single layer.

sweet potato fries with toasted marshmallow dip recipeAdd the marshmallows to the oven with the sweet potatoes. Cook until the marshmallows begin to puff and toast. Next time, I will go darker, I loved the toasted flavor in the sauce and think that it could be even more pronounced.

sweet potato fries with toasted marshmallow dip recipeAdd the heavy cream and marshmallows to the blender. The marshmallows are super sticky, so I just scraped off as much as I could. Blend until smooth. Add more cream if you need to thin the dip out.

sweet potato fries with toasted marshmallow dip recipeTake the fries out of the oven. Check for seasoning, and add more salt if needed. Serve with toasted marshmallow dip.

sweet potato fries recipeThis dip is best served right away. As it cools, the marshmallow begins to harden. If this happens, just put it back in the blender with a splash of milk or cream and it will smooth out again.

Sweet Potato Fries with Toasted Marshmallow Dip

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into sticks
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 1/2 bag marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Put the sweet potato wedges into a large bowl. Add olive oil and sea salt. Toss and coat completely.
  2. Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Lay the sweet potatoes out in a single layer. Bake in a preheated 475 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. It really depends on how thick your fries are.
  3. Meanwhile, line a cake pan with tin foil. Arrange marshmallows in a single layer.
  4. Add the marshmallows to the oven with the sweet potatoes. Cook until the marshmallows begin to puff and toast. Next time, I will go darker, I loved the toasted flavor in the sauce and think that it could be even more pronounced.
  5. Add the heavy cream and marshmallows to the blender. The marshmallows are super sticky, so I just scraped off as much as I could. Blend until smooth. Add more cream if you need to thin the dip out.
  6. Take the fries out of the oven. Check for seasoning, and add more salt if needed. Serve with toasted marshmallow dip.
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54 Responses to Sweet Potato Fries with Toasted Marshmallow Dip

  1. Did you really make fluff DIP? My goodness, I love you.

  2. Lolita Gonzales says:

    Oh! I just died! Potatoes and mallow combination? Divine! Thanks a lot for the recipe. Gotta head to my kitchen and start making one^^

  3. Heather says:

    While my boys described the chocolate yogurt bread as epic yummmm….I am using it here. Oh my….hello marshmallow dip…this could be a lovely friendship!!

  4. Aliza says:

    When I roast sweet potato chunks for my kids, they call them sweet potato candy because they are so sweet. While I don’t get them as crisp as with regular homemade fries, I do manage to get a nice crust! I’ve found that if I throw in a little extra oil, so you have about a quarter-half an inch of oil in the pan, it helps. Not the healthiest, but makes for a nice, firm exterior. Good luck and I can’t wait to try this!

    • bakedbree says:

      Thank you for the tip! I will try that next time.

      • Rachael says:

        One thing that I do to get sweet potato fries a little crispier is to place them on an oven cooling rack, and place that on top of a cookie sheet. That way there is a lot less surface area touching the fries, unlike simply placing them on a cookie sheet. hope this helps!

  5. This dip looks like the best thing ever created…and so easy! :D You are a genius Bree, a genius.

  6. Goodness gracious… turning one of my favorite sides into a pseudo-dessert. I think, yes. I will be dreaming of roasted marshmallows all day! :)

  7. Rebekah says:

    What a fantastic idea – a “sweet” dip to go along with the sweet potatoes. I’ve always had mine with ranch, but this sounds so much better. Thank you :)

  8. Cassie says:

    This dip is too brilliant, and is perfect for sweet potato fries. I love this!

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  10. Alyssa says:

    Are you KIDDING ME?!?!?! Heading to the store now for marshmallows….my kids will FLIP over this! Thanks, Bree! Looks like another winner!

  11. Sweet potato fries should be presented that way every time – it just brings so much more to the experience. I admit, if you slapped a big burger in the dish with the fries, I’d be the happiest woman on the planet. The marshmallow dip just tickles me – looks like the perfect accompaniment and I love that you made it in your vitamix…the fact that I can whip up the dip in the vitmaix is reason alone to make your recipe. Thanks!

  12. ErinCroutons says:

    Love sweet potato fries! I too have had a hard time getting them perfectly crispy without frying them. What’s funny is, I just made these the other day but with a strawberry dipping sauce. I guess great minds think alike! :)

  13. Stephanie says:

    This sounds amazing! I also love taco seasoning on my sweet potato fries but I can see how you’d want to go the plain route for the dip.

  14. Bree says:

    Toasted marshmallow dip? That sound fabuloso!

  15. I have been craving sweet potato fries lately and these will definitely hit the spot!

  16. Love this! It’s like a deconstructed, fried sweet potato casserole!

  17. Crazy combi, but I imagine how it will tastes.. Delicious!

  18. This is brilliant! My oldest says he doesn’t like sweet potatoes but I bet he would eat them with marshmallow dip!

  19. June g. says:

    These look super delicious!

  20. bakedbree says:

    I hope that you so Meredith.

  21. Mackenzie says:

    Those look delicious! I never would have thought that combination worked together but I’ll have to try it. Sweet potato fries are my absolute favorite! Thank you for introducing me to Michelle Kane’s Photoshop actions! I cannot get enough of them! I can’t imagine not having them!!

  22. Eno says:

    If you use vegetable oil instead of olive oil, it’ll get hotter and the fries will crisp better

  23. Camila Faria says:

    I tried this recipe today and my marshmallows were sooooo sticky. I made a huge mess in my kitchen, but the dip turned out delicious. :)

  24. Tina says:

    My husband and I go there just for the sweet potatoes and this dip. LOVE IT! We went last weekend, and were talking about how we could mimic this recipe. I was afraid to ask, thinking they would not tell me their recipe. So glad you asked and shared with the rest of us. I am going to go buy sweet potatoes now and make this sauce. You don’t know how excited I am. HEHEHE. :)

  25. Joshua says:

    how was the cleanup of the blender? lol. the sauce sounds amazing.

    I’m actually going to line a 9×13 baking dish with Graham cracker crust, pour a brownie mix over that and then drizzle with this sauce over it when it comes it if the oven for a more gourmet s’more.

    thanks!

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