Dad’s Potato Candy

Dad’s Potato Candy

Mashed potato holds an easy old-school candy roll together for slicing into pieces. The potato candy is rolled up with peanut butter for a simple treat.

Ready in: 1 h 50 m

Calories: 192

Ingredients

  • 1 potato, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups confectioners’ sugar, or more as needed
  • 1 cup peanut butter, or more to taste
  • Recipe Instructions

    1. Place potato into a pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until very tender, about 30 minutes. Drain. Transfer potato to a large bowl and mash until smooth. Stir vanilla extract into mashed potato.
    2. Stir confectioners’ sugar gradually into mashed potato until consistency is like cookie dough; add more confectioners’ sugar if candy is too runny.
    3. Sprinkle a large piece of waxed paper with confectioners’ sugar and roll potato candy out into a rectangle 1/4 inch thick. Spread peanut butter onto candy. Roll candy and peanut butter into a tight spiral; wrap candy log in waxed paper. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Cut into slices to serve.

    Directions

    • Prep20 m
    • Cook30 m
    • Ready In1 h 50 m
    1. Place potato into a pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until very tender, about 30 minutes. Drain. Transfer potato to a large bowl and mash until smooth. Stir vanilla extract into mashed potato.
    2. Stir confectioners’ sugar gradually into mashed potato until consistency is like cookie dough; add more confectioners’ sugar if candy is too runny.
    3. Sprinkle a large piece of waxed paper with confectioners’ sugar and roll potato candy out into a rectangle 1/4 inch thick. Spread peanut butter onto candy. Roll candy and peanut butter into a tight spiral; wrap candy log in waxed paper. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Cut into slices to serve.

      Footnotes

      • Cook’s Note:
      • Cooking time only reflects the boiling time of the potato so it can be mashed. Servings can vary depending on how thick you cut your slices. If it’s runny, just add more confectioner’s sugar.
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