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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Old Fashioned Potato Candy

My daughter Bean, from "Baking Blondies" made a batch of potato candy yesterday and it turned out WONDERFUL! She found this recipe on "CooksRecipes.com" but she had to change the amount of powdered sugar that she used to one bag due to the size of the potato.

For this recipe you will need:

1/2 (or 1 small) boiled potato
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
About 2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter

1. Mash potato, add butter, vanilla and enough powdered sugar to make a slightly stiff dough.
2. Roll out dough (on a surface dusted with powdered sugar) and spread on the peanut butter.
3. Roll dough up (as for jelly roll) to make a log.
4. Cut into pieces, let air dry for about an hour. Store in air tight container.

Makes about 2 dozen confections.


Cathy said...

I was just thinking about this the other night. I had left over mashed potatoes and woke up in the middle of the night thinking about this candy. I could not for the life of me remember exactly what it was, but knew it was really good. It's probably been close to 25 years since I've had it. Some old friends used to make it. Thank you, thank you for posting this.


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Jeanette Levellie said...

Oh, my goodness! Who would have imagined? Aren't brains amazing to think up potato candy?

Love you,

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those sound different, I have never heard of them.

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing!

Autumn Mist said...

I am trying to get my head round this, we have nothing like this here, don't you have to bake it or anything?

Anonymous said...

I tried this once...but I think my recipe was flawed...something was just not right about it...thanks so much for sharing yours!♥

claudeabgood said...

This looks really good and simple enough for me to give it a try. I'd never heard of it before, thanks for sharing!

happy momma said...

My family has been making this candy for as long as I can remember. We love it.