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potato candy

★★★★★ 20
a recipe by
Ann Simmons
Lugoff, SC

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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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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 20
method Stove Top

Ingredients For potato candy

  • 1
    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

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