Potato Candy

Marsha Shannon


My Mom, and grandmother used to make this without peanut butter! A family favorite. I made it not so long ago for my great niece, and she thought it was cream candy. Since then we've added the peanut butter and sometimes even dip the chilled pieces into melted chocolate.

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5 Min
10 Min


1 medium
1 - 2 pkg
powdered sugar
1 stick
butter or margine
1 pinch
1 tsp
vanilla extract


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1Boil potato

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2Or bake potato (in microwave, Mom and Grandma never had this luxary)

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3Fork potato and peel with knife, (deep fry the skin for a snack later) Pour out water if used, put potato in bowl at least 2 qt size.

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4Mash potato with fork add butter, (use 1/2 stick if very small potato), vanilla and salt, mix well

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5Mix in gradually the powdered sugar until you can get no more mixed in.

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6Either form ropes of candy and place on buttered platter to chill.

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7Or roll out, cover with peanut butter

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8Roll like jelly roll, chill on platter.

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9After set, at least an hour, cut to bite sized pieces.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan, Wheat Free, Soy Free
Hashtag: #potato