YAM(s) on it!
So I learned this trick from Nana about slicing up yams before boiling (it allows them to cook quicker).
5-6 yams, sliced (1/4 thick)
1 stick butter
2 cups sugar, cubed
Cover sliced yams in a pot of water. Boil for 20 minutes, drain. Replace yams inside pot, fill 1/4 - 1/2 of the way full with new water. Place butter inside pot, and pour sugar over yams. Allow yams to carmelize in water/sugar mixture for approximately 30-40 minutes, uncovered.