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Potato Candy

Updated on February 22, 2012
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Potato Candy-a good old fashion recipe

This recipe was given to me by my grandmother. It is easy to make and has a flavor similar to white fudge. You can be creative or simple. To make this fun recipe you need 4 basic ingredients.

  1. Medium Potato
  2. Bag of Powdered Sugar
  3. Dash of vanilla
  4. Peanut Butter

Boil the potato with skin on till tender. Let cool and then peel. Using a potato masher, mash the potato in a glass bowl. Then begin adding the powdered sugar a little at a time, then add dash of vanilla. The potato will liquify the powered sugar. Keep adding the powered sugar and stir till a soft dough forms.

Sprinkle some powered sugar on a cutting board or piece of wax paper. Remove dough from bowl and place on powered sugar. Using a rolling pin roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. Then spread peanut butter on top. Lifting an edge of dough start rolling up dough like a jelly roll. Place in freezer till cold and firm. Overnight is best. Then slice and enjoy!


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      4 years ago

      I have used leftover mashed potatoes

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      Dale Hyde 

      7 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

      A great and simple recipe hub! I like these! This weekend will be the time I give this a whirl. :) Voted up, interesting and useful.

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      7 years ago

      That is a good tip for peeling potatoes. When you peel before cooking, you can lose some of the potato along with vitamins.

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      Chris Andrews 

      7 years ago from Norwalk, Ohio

      Interesting, I have come across a few recipes I am going to need to try and this is one of them. A faster way to peel potatoes is to boil them w/ skin on, after they are boiled (fork trick), take them out and cut a shallow slice around the middle of it, dip it in ice water and pull the skin off. No peeling required.

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      7 years ago from Michigan

      You are welcome. My favorite time to make this is during the holidays. I make a couple of batches and would use green and red food coloring for a festive look. Also adding bits of crushed peppermint adds a unique flavor.

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      7 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      We made this as kids! Sometimes with or w/o the potato. I loved it, thanks for the memory

    • gsdlady profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks Polly, I look forward to creating hub pages and making new friends!

    • Pollyannalana profile image


      7 years ago from US

      Wow this is great using a potato instead of butter. Much healthier I am sure!

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