Potato Candy

Ann Simmons


My mother-in-law makes this candy every Christmas. She came from a large family and this was an inexpensive treat for them as children. It is very rich so one piece goes a long way.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The only hard part about this recipe is deciding whether to use creamy or crunchy peanut butter! Otherwise it's a dream to make and even dreamier to eat.


medium potato
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
vanilla extract
(1) 1 lb
box of powdered sugar
peanut butter to taste (smooth or crunchy)

How to Make Potato Candy


  • 1In small saucepan cover whole, unpeeled potato with water and boil until tender.
  • 2Drain, peel and place in large mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer; add butter and vanilla.
  • 3Slowly add the powdered sugar, mixing until you have a stiff dough.
  • 4Roll out on a powdered-sugared surface. Spread with a layer of peanut butter.
  • 5Roll up as for a jelly roll. Chill until firm and then slice into 1/2-inch confections.

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About Potato Candy

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Collection: The Candy Dish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Peanut butter