Chocolate-Coconut Mashed Potato Candies

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Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
5 dozen candies
Method:
Blend

Ingredients

CANDY

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

CHOCOLATE COATING

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

Step-by-Step

  • 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.
  • 3CHOCOLATE COATING:
    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