Potato Candy

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Cooking Method: Stove Top


1 medium potato
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
(1) 1 lb box of powdered sugar
peanut butter to taste (smooth or crunchy)

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Ann Simmons Recipe
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Lugoff, SC (pop. 16,521)
Member Since Apr 2010
Ann's notes for this recipe:
My mother-in-law makes this candy every Christmas. She came from a large family and this was an inexpensive treat for them as children. It is very rich so one piece goes a long way.
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The only hard part about this recipe is deciding whether to use creamy or crunchy peanut butter! Otherwise it's a dream to make and even dreamier to eat.


In small saucepan cover whole, unpeeled potato with water and boil until tender.
Drain, peel and place in large mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer; add butter and vanilla.
Slowly add the powdered sugar, mixing until you have a stiff dough.
Roll out on a powdered-sugared surface. Spread with a layer of peanut butter.
Roll up as for a jelly roll. Chill until firm and then slice into 1/2-inch confections.

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user Ann Simmons AngelJasonsMom - Sep 27, 2010
Ann Simmons [AngelJasonsMom] has shared this recipe with discussion groups:
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user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Sep 27, 2010
OMGosh Ann...I've had one just like this,except instead of potatoe, its cream cheese...Yum
user steph gawthrop poo4afew - Sep 27, 2010
my mom used to make this when i lived at home! at christmas time!! thanks for sharing the recipe
user Ann Simmons AngelJasonsMom - Sep 27, 2010
Glad to share!! Brings back many happy memories!
Wendy I bet is is great with cream cheese too! I will have to try that.
user Cyndi Tilley cynditilley - Sep 28, 2010
I have this recipe too (using cream cheese) and my husband goes nuts for it (I got the recipe from his Mom). It taste like fudge and is very pretty on a plate! I am going to try it with the potato :)

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