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)


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.

About this Recipe

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