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Thanksgiving Recipe: Unilever Spreads Grandma’s Loaded Sweet Potatoes #good2knowspreads #spon

It’s that time of year again and when it comes to cooking for my own family I look to the past for inspiration. My grandmother always makes the most delicious sweet potatoes. She adds walnuts and apples to her recipe and honestly there’s nothing quite like grandma’s home made dishes. My husband also quickly fell in love with my grandmother’s food insisting I try to recreate her potatoes.

Gramdma’s Loaded Sweet Potato Recipe:


  • 2 medium Sweet Potatoes cubed
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Country Crock Spread
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp All Spice
  • Marshmallows
  • (Raisins if desired)

My grandmother would throw this recipe together an hour before Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner  was served. I think the apples and walnuts make this dish truly special and a welcomed addition to our fall menu. My grandmother also always used Country Crock because a little goes a long way. It also makes ordinary vegetables more extraordinary. I can use it in a lot of my fall baking and recipes.

I simply mixed all of the ingredients together in a large bowl except the Country Crock spread and marshmallows.  Top with small amounts of the Country Crock spread. While baking I like to mix up the potatoes and the last 15 minutes I top with marshmallows. You don’t have to though.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and bake in a baking dish. Bake for 30-40 minutes.

I think the Country Crock makes the perfect sweet and savory addition to this dish. It’s those sweet potatoes that you know and love with some sweet additions. Every time I taste this dish it brings me back to holidays from my past. I just wish I could make these for my grandmother now that she’s not doing a whole lot of cooking herself. I hope my children have such great memories of food growing up as I did and that’s why this is one of my most favorite fall recipes.

I also wanted to share another fun Thanksgiving recipe.

Acorn Treats!

Use Hershey kisses and mini Nilla cookies. Put it together with chocolate frosting and a pretzel. It’s such a fun and easy treat and everyone at Thanksgiving will love this sweet treat!

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Chocolate Frosting Recipe:


  • 1/2 cup I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Whipped & Creamy Taste
  • 1 lb. confectioners sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder

How To: beat confectioners sugar, remaining 1/2 cup Spread, milk, cocoa powder and vanilla in medium bowl, with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed, scraping sides occasionally, until smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute.Frost acorn treats with frosting.

I want to know what your favorite fall recipes are, have they been passed down through the family too?

Thank you to Good to Know & Unilever Spreads for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.



  1. Christine Wooldridge on December 4, 2012 at 11:40 am

    those look amazing

  2. Debbie Welchert on November 29, 2012 at 12:57 am

    I’m definitely going to have to try the Loaded Sweet Potatoes. They look so good and nice and sweet. I wouldn’t have my sweet potatoes any other way.

  3. Tara Cramer on November 4, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I am definitely adding this recipe to my thanksgiving dinner!! Thank you so much; I am sure it will be a sensation!

  4. Debbie Welchert on November 2, 2012 at 7:09 am

    This is a completely different way of making sweet potatoes and I just have to try it. Mine are just sweet potatoes, brown sugar and butter. Yours sounds so much better.

  5. Erica Reinhart on November 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    This looks divine! I love every ingredient in here, you had me at sweet potato