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Monday, November 18, 2019

Old Fashioned Potato Candy Recipe

    Old fashioned potato candy is a recipe that has been around for years.  I remember being a young girl and watching my Mom make it and now I make it for my own children.  The recipe is super easy to make. Other than getting the consistency correct, there is no other way to mess it up.  It is a no-bake candy that was highly popular during the Depression because it was so inexpensive to make.  And for those of you who have never heard of potato candy...no it does NOT taste like mashed potatoes.  It just tastes so good and it's addicting.  You'll keep going back for more!

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   Old Fashioned Potato Candy Recipe

 1/2 c. mashed potatoes (leftover mashed potatoes work great)
6-8 c. powdered sugar
2/3-1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla

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     Combine your mashed potatoes and vanilla in a bowl.  Add in 4 cups of powdered sugar and mix well.  Continue to add in the powdered sugar, a cup at a time, until the mixture becomes thick.  It took 6 total cups for ours.  The "dough" needs to be thick like cookie dough.

     Once the consistency is right, lay out a piece of wax paper (or parchment paper) and sprinkle some powdered sugar on it.  Roll out your mixture to about 1/4" thick.

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      Spread the peanut butter out over the entire dough.  We really don't measure out the peanut butter. We just spread it out to the edges and use however much it takes.

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    Roll up the "dough" as you would cinnamon rolls.  

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    Wrap the roll in waxed paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Remove, slice and enjoy!  


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2 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I love anything sweet, and peanut butter is a favourite of mine, too. Thank you, I'll try this next time I'm cooking potatoes. :-)

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