Chocolate-Coconut Mashed Potato Candies

Marsha Gardner


Another favorite from my grandma's recipe box. I love these little candies. I make several batches at Christmas to give as gifts and no one ever figured out that they had mashed potatoes in them. Well my secret is out now.


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 dozen candies



  • 3/4 c
    mashed potatoes, real or instant
  • 1 lb
    flaked coconut, about 4 cups
  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract

  • 6 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • 4
    squares semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/3
    bar or block of paraffin

How to Make Chocolate-Coconut Mashed Potato Candies


  1. Combine all ingredients except coating; drop by teaspoonfuls on waxed paper.
  2. Roll into balls; refrigerate 1/2-1 hour. If mixture is too soft to form balls, refrigerate first then roll into balls.
    Combine all coating ingredients in the top of a double boiler. Melt over hot water, stirring occasionally, until ingredients are blended
  4. While still in the double boiler dip rolled balls using tongs, candy dipper or 2 forks into chocolate, coating all sides. Place on waxed paper. Place in refrigerator to firm up. Store in tightly sealed container.

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About Chocolate-Coconut Mashed Potato Candies

Course/Dish: Candies Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American

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