Chocolate Almond Butter Potato Fudge
|2/3 c||instant potato flakes, dry (i use hungry jack)|
|1/3 c||milk (i used 1%)|
|1 c||potato--stiffly mashed, plain cooked, pealed, instead of above 3 ingredients.|
|2 tsp||vanilla extract|
|2 lb||confectioners' sugar|
|1/4 c||cocoa powder, unsweetened--hershey's--leave out for vanilla fudge|
|1/4-1/2 tsp||salt--can be left out|
|1 1/2 Tbsp||very softened butter, not melted|
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|1 jar(s)||12 0z. almond butter, no-stir; creamy or crunchy|
|can use peanut butter or hazelnut butter or other nut butters.|
|other possible ingredients: finely shredded coconut; toffee chips; chopped cherry, etc.|
With a peanut allergy and several jars of almond butter, both smooth and crunchy, I searched for a way to use them that wasn't just substitute almond butter for peanut butter. The more I looked, the more I realized I needed to try to come up with a recipe to my taste, and my Hubby's. The potato candy recipes got me thinking, so I added cocoa and a couple other ingredients, and this is what I got. My husband declared it "better than fudge!"
The slices are usually about 2" in diameter. My rolling technique leaves something to be desired, so mostly, my slices aren't "round." This is a rich candy that can be vanilla or chocolate or other flavors can be added to the fudge part, for instance, a cherry fudge with the almond butter would be nice. (The almond butter swirls show up better in a lighter colored fudge.) Hope you enjoy it!
2/3 C. potato flakes (Hungry Jack’s)
2/3 C. water
1/3 C. milk
1 C. stiffly mashed, plain cooked, pealed potato
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 pounds confectioner’s powdered sugar
¼ C. Hershey’s or good quality unsweetened cocoa (for vanilla fudge, leave out the cocoa)
¼ to ½ tsp. salt--can be left out.
1 ½ Tbl. Very softened butter, but not melted completely.
1 12-oz. jar no-stir (or thoroughly stirred) almond butter--Creamy or Crunchy. (can use peanut butter or hazelnut butter or other nut butters)
*Other possible ingredients: finely shredded coconut; toffee chips; chopped cherry, etc.
(Save a little sugar to powder the rolling surface so the fudge dough will not stick.)