Irish Potato Candy

Patricia Clevenger


This is a very rich candy that my mother-in-law made at Christmas. Nell had eight children, worked from her home as a "pie baker" for a greek resturant in Elwood, Indian. Not only could she bake pies, but cooking/baking was her nitch. Nell would give-a-way rich delicious baked goods for gifts to bring delight to other families. Nell, age 83, passed away from Breast cancer in 2001. Baking her recipes keeps a fond memory of a fantastic cook alive.


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30 Min
1 Hr


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  • 1 medium
  • 1 1/2 box
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 c
    peanut butter

How to Make Irish Potato Candy


  1. Peel and boil one medium size potato until done.
  2. Mash the potato. Let the potatoe set in a glass bowl to cool 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in confectionary sugar a little at a time. I do this by hand but you can use a dough hook with a mixer.
  4. Sprinkle powder sugar on a piece of wax paper. Roll the dough to a thickness of 1/8 in.
  5. Spread peanut butter on the flatened dough.
  6. Tightly roll up the dough.
  7. Cut the dough into thin 1/4-3/8 thick slices. Put into a refrigerator to keep. Enjoy!

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About Irish Potato Candy

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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