Old Fashioned Potato Candy

Patty Ward


This is a recipe from my past. My best friend in middle school hailed from W. Virginia, and this was a common candy made around holidays. I thought she was crazy, but I did try it... and wow! It just tasted like good peanut butter candy! She passed away in 1991 and I still miss her to this day. This one is for you Marge.

Hope you like this too!

★★★★★ 4 votes
1 Hr


1 medium
potato, peeled and sliced
2 lb
confectioners sugar
creamy peanut butter

How to Make Old Fashioned Potato Candy


  • 1In a small sauce pot, cover potato slices with water and cook over medium heat until soft.
  • 2Drain potato and place in mixing bowl.
  • 3Beat until mashed.
  • 4Add 1/2 sugar and mix well.
  • 5Mix in remaining sugar, scraping down sides as needed.
  • 6Line a counter top with a sheet of waxed paper dusted with confectioners sugar.
  • 7Scrape out dough onto waxed paper and dust top with more confectioners sugar.
  • 8Roll out to a thickness of about 1/4 of an inch.
  • 9Spread dough with peanut butter and roll up like you are making a cinnamon roll.
  • 10Once you have rolled into a log, roll log up in your wax paper.
  • 11Place halves in a gallon zipper bag, seal and store in refrigerator till ready to serve.
  • 12When ready to serve, slice into 1/4 inch slices.
    Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
    Note: There probably won't be any leftovers..... LOL!

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About Old Fashioned Potato Candy

Course/Dish: Candies
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: 2012 Member's Choice
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids