St. Patty's Potato Candies (by Kaci)..and 3 more
This is not my recipe it is Kaci's but since it's St Patty season I wanted to get it posted.
BUT, now I've posted my GreatGrandma's recipes on here also...and photos are my own (pix by CinStraw)
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- white potato, cooked, cooled & mashed
- 5 c
- powdered sugar
- 1/8 tsp
- mint extract
- drops of green food coloring
- 3 c
- sweetened shredded/flaked coconut
- 1 c
- of semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp
1In a large bowl, combine the mashed potato with 1 cup of powdered sugar; it will liquefy.
Add mint extract and the food coloring.
2Continue to add more powdered sugar to the mix, alternating with cups of the coconut.
Stir thoroughly to combine texture and color.
Keep adding sugar and coconut until the mixture stiffens and forms into 'dough' (you may use
more or less than the recommended measurements of coconut and sugar depending on humidity).
3Press the dough into a 9 x 12" pan, so that it is about 1/2 inch thick.
4Melt the chocolate with butter, stir to combine, in a double boiler over low heat (do not allow the water to boil or you will scorch the chocolate).
5Pour the melted chocolate over the dough and smooth out with a spatula.
Cool in the refrigerator, then cut into squares (or smaller bite-sized pieces).
6YOU MAY LIKE A LITTLE "IRISH COFFEE" WITH YOUR CANDY!!!
1/4 cup hot strong black coffee; 1-to-2 tsp sugar; 1 lg measure of Irish whiskey; 1-to-2 Tbsp double cream
Fill a stemmed whiskey glass with hot water then throw out, refilling it with boiling water and throw this out (just heating the glass).
Fill [Irish Coffee] the glass somewhat more than half full with coffee and add sugar to taste. Stir to dissolve, then add the whiskey. Pour the cream over the back of a spoon to float on top.
Drink the hot liquid through the cool cream. If double cream is not available use lightly-whipped single (whipping) cream.
7I have been asked to post these.....I'm going to just put them here!!!
"MY GREATGRANDMAS GERMAN MASHED POTATO CANDY RECIPES"...
Here are the recips I have.
OF COURSE THE 1st BEING THE OLDEST (as they did not have instant potatoes back in my GreatGrandmas day).
#1) POTATO CANDY
1/2 c warm mashed potatoes (nothing added to the potatoes)
1 t vanilla
2-3 lb confectioners' sugar
Peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
To the potatoes, gradually add vanilla, then sugar. It will make a liquid mixture at first. Keep adding sugar until mixture becomes thick enough to shape.
Roll out flat onto sugared surface. Spread peanut butter on top (thin layer).
Roll up as thick or thin as you prefer. Slice and serve.
#2) INSTANT MASHED POTATO CANDY
1/2 c instant mashed potatoes, mixed according to directions
1 lb box powdered sugar
1 (8 oz) bag coconut
3 t almond extract
Simi-Chocolate Chips (melted)
Mix well, then divide into 3 parts.
Leave one white, add red food coloring to the second and add green to the third.
Spread in layers in 8"x8" pan.
Frost with melted chocolate chips. Chill & cut.
(option: you can sprinkle some uncolored coconut between layers)
#3) POTATO CANDY
1 sm potato, boiled (or 2 tbsp. instant potatoes)
1 t vanilla
1 t evaporated milk
Powdered sugar (about 1 lb.), enough to make mixture stiff
Mix mashed potato, milk, vanilla and powdered sugar well. If mixture needs to be stiffer, work in more powdered sugar.
Roll out like pie crust then spread with peanut butter. Roll up and make a log. Slice into small slices like pin rolls.