Sweet Potato Sugar Butter Bomb

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 medium sweet potatoes

4 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature

2 tablespoons brown sugar 

1/2 teaspoon chile powder 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/4 teaspoon crushed black pepper 

1 cup chopped toasted pecans 


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wrap the potatoes in foil and bake until easily pierced with a knife, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Unwrap and set aside to cool.
  3. Add the butter, sugar, chile powder, salt and pepper to a medium bowl and vigorously stir until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Split open the tops of the sweet potatoes, add a dollop of the spiced butter and finish with some toasted pecans on top.