Peanut Butter Potato Candy

Peanut Butter Potato Candy

Peanut Butter Potato Candy

1/3 cup real mashed potatoes (from 1 potato)
2 tablespoons half and half (or you can use milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash salt
4-6 cups confectioner’s sugar
Peanut butter

Boil or microwave potato until it is soft. Remove and discard skin, mash (do not add anything) and cool completely. When cool, measure potato and add to a mixing bowl.

Add half and half (or milk), vanilla, dash of salt, and 2 cups confectioner’s sugar. Mix well using an electric mixer on low speed. Add 2 more cups confectioner’s sugar, mixing well. It should resemble dough. Add more sugar by tablespoonfuls if dough seems too wet or sticky.

Split dough into quarters, so it is easier to work with. Dust a board with confectioner’s sugar and roll out a piece of potato-sugar dough until it is roughly square or rectangular, and about ¼-inch thick. Spread one side with peanut butter. Roll up dough like a jelly roll. Repeat with others, or make flavor variations as described below.

Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate rolls, tightly covered, for about 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator and slice roll into pinwheels. Serve immediately, or return slices to refrigerator until you are ready to serve them. If you are stacking them, use a piece of waxed paper between layers so the candies won’t stick together. Cover tightly because they can dry out.
Note: only real potatoes will work here. Don’t use instant or flakes.

2 Comments On This Topic
  1. Teresea
    on Sep 20th at 11:18 am

    We have been making this for years, it has been passed down from my Grandmother to my mom and so on, My grand kids now want us to make it for Christmas , But I love it any time. Super simple.

  2. Suz
    on Jan 6th at 5:14 am

    We also make this candy BUT without the potato and with evaporated milk, we have passed down from my grandm, to mother, to me , to daughter who now makes it every Christmas and we all love it. My husbands family uses the potato.


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