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old fashioned potato candy

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Patty Ward
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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 ratings)
prep time 1 Hr

Ingredients For old fashioned potato candy

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

How To Make old fashioned potato candy

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