Old Fashioned Potato Candy

Patty Ward

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@homecook373100

This is a recipe from my past. My best friend in middle school hailed from W. Virginia, and this was a common candy made around holidays. I thought she was crazy, but I did try it... and wow! It just tasted like good peanut butter candy! She passed away in 1991 and I still miss her to this day. This one is for you Marge.

Hope you like this too!


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Prep:

1 Hr

Ingredients

1 medium
potato, peeled and sliced
2 lb
confectioners sugar
creamy peanut butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small sauce pot, cover potato slices with water and cook over medium heat until soft.
2
Drain potato and place in mixing bowl.
3
Beat until mashed.
4
Add 1/2 sugar and mix well.
5
Mix in remaining sugar, scraping down sides as needed.
6
Line a counter top with a sheet of waxed paper dusted with confectioners sugar.
7
Scrape out dough onto waxed paper and dust top with more confectioners sugar.
8
Roll out to a thickness of about 1/4 of an inch.
9
Spread dough with peanut butter and roll up like you are making a cinnamon roll.
10
Once you have rolled into a log, roll log up in your wax paper.
11
Place halves in a gallon zipper bag, seal and store in refrigerator till ready to serve.
12
When ready to serve, slice into 1/4 inch slices.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Note: There probably won't be any leftovers..... LOL!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: 2012 Member's Choice
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids