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.


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5 dozen candies


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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
squares semi-sweet chocolate
bar or block of paraffin

How to Make Chocolate-Coconut Mashed Potato Candies


  • 1Combine all ingredients except coating; drop by teaspoonfuls on waxed paper.
  • 2Roll 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
  • 4While 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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