This post starts the week of posts geared towards different candies that I make during the holiday season. Even though I am not a baker, I love to make candy. And the more outrageous they are, the better. A childhood favorite of mine that I can remember having as far back as my memory goes is Potato Candy. Yes, it sounds weird, but it is sooo good, and easy.
1/2 cup cooked potatoes, mashed
2 boxes of 10X Confectioners Sugar (or a 2 pound bag)
1 tsp vanilla
1 jar of Peanut Butter
Combine the vanilla and potatoes, slowly adding in the sugar. Mix to form a stiff dough. Take a handful size portion and roll out flat. Spread the peanut butter over the top of the dough and roll up. Wrap in wax paper and chill for 1 hour. Slice into discs and serve.
When you first start mixing the potatoes and sugar it will look soupy, don’t worry, it will firm up the more sugar you add.
Once it turns into a dough and is mixed well divide it into at least 2 dough balls
Roll each dough ball out until it is pretty thin, about 1/8 to a 1/4 of an inch is what I strive for
Smear it with peanut butter, I like LOTS
Roll it up, then wrap it in the waxed paper, the refrigerate for about an hour
After it has chilled, slice it
Now eat and enjoy!Print This Post