Peanut Butter Candy - Blue Ribbon Recipe
As related to me by my friend Linda. This is her Grandmother's blue ribbon winning recipe.
Potato Peanut Butter Candy
When I was about 4 years old, my mother took in a college student as a border. She would babysit us from time to time and on one of these occasions she made this candy. For years, after she graduated and we remained friends I regretted that I never asked her for the recipe. About 10 years ago, I was monitoring an interactive website and mentioned this candy and the story about my friend from West Virginia. Low and behold Linda spoke up and said she had the recipe. Since I was then doing the Recipe From Nunny Website, I invited her to send me the recipe to be published with my recipes. I have since turned the Recipes From Nunny into Bear N Mom Recipes.
Note from Linda, "You have never had anything as good, I promise!" So here it is submitted to us by our friend, Linda. This recipe was awarded a Nemaha County Fair Blue Ribbon to Alice White-Stedman, who was Linda's grandmother.
1 small potato cooked and mashed
How to Mix and Make
After potato is cooked, mash it in a medium size bowl.
Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing it with a fork until mixture is consistency of play dough.
Roll out dough on wax paper into a rectangle.
If mixture gets too dry, add a few drops of water.
Roll the mixture into about 1/4 inch thick rectangle.
Spread a thin layer of peanut butter over it.
Then roll up as you would do cinnamon rolls.
Wrap in wax paper; chill about an hour,
Slice candy and space pieces on pans to dry at least 8 hours. When completely dry, store in an air tight container. Sprinkle with powdered sugar when ready to serve.
This mountain recipe can be served along with Irish Potatoes, another great treat that we make for St. Patrick's Day.