Potato Candy

I grew up eating this every Christmas.  It takes a little work working in the sugar with the mashed potatoes because at first the more sugar you add the juicier it gets.  But my kids all love it.  I have met a few people that don’t like it but I think it is the name more than anything.  You can also do the same with sweet potatoes.  Makes a lovely orange colored candy but doesn’t taste much differently.

Potato Candy

  • 1 (1 lb.) box powdered sugar (helps to have extra on hand)
  • 1 very small potato, boiled and mashed
  • 1 small jar creamy peanut butter or about a cup

Mix sugar into potatoes a little at a time by hand. (Don’t panic when potatoes get juicy as the first sugar is added. This is what it’s supposed to do. Just keep adding sugar until it is pastry consistency.) Sprinkle wax paper with additional powdered sugar. Take baseball-sized ball of mixture and roll out like pastry. Spread with peanut butter and roll like a jelly roll. Wrap rolls in plastic wrap; chill and slice.


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