Pioneer Potato Candy

Pioneer Potato Candy

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"The main ingredients for this old fashioned candy are mashed potato and confectioners' sugar. Salted peanuts can be substituted for shredded coconut for a different taste."

Ingredients

servings 516 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 516 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 13.3 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 102g
  • 33%
  • Protein:
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 162 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. In the top of a double boiler, heat chocolate, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the potato, salt and vanilla. Sift the confectioners sugar over potato, stirring and adding about 1 cup at a time. Mixture will liquefy when first sugar is added then gradually begin to thicken.
  3. When it becomes the consistency of stiff dough, knead it even though not all the sugar has been added.
  4. After kneading, cover with a damp cloth and chill until a small spoonful can be rolled into a ball. Shape in small 1/2 inch balls. Dip balls in melted chocolate then roll in peanuts or coconut.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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I had never heard of potato candy. This recipe came up when I was looking for a potato salad recipe and since it was close to christmas I decided to try it. I am glad I did. It was so good. I h...

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I am a professional chef, and I must say that I have not tasted anything as terrible as this candy. I have used other potato candy recipes in the past with great success.

I had never heard of potato candy. This recipe came up when I was looking for a potato salad recipe and since it was close to christmas I decided to try it. I am glad I did. It was so good. I h...

For years,we have been enjoying this candy but we call this candy "Fried Oysters". My mother-in-law is getting up in years and decided that this Christmas she wouldn't be making her candy. I q...

I am a professional chef, and I must say that I have not tasted anything as terrible as this candy. I have used other potato candy recipes in the past with great success.

An old boyfriend's mother use to make potato candy. I loved it, she gave me the recipe years ago but had lost it. This is almost identical. Thanks. Everyone at work loved it.

Thank you SO much for this recipe. I have been making ths candy from the time I've been on my own. Originally I used my mother's recipe, but over the years (she passed away when I was 7 years ol...

Well, I should have expected these would be sweet, and they were :( ... but not willing to waste any ingredients on this experiment, the girls and I added several different things to salvage i...

An easier version I read about is to spread the mixture in a buttered foil lined 9-in. square pan with foil. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Cut into 2-in. x 1-in. rectangles. Cover and freez...

I too have used BAKED potatoes, peeled and mashed. Is it possible that the author made a mistake by not being specific about the potatoes? The word "cooked" leaves room for various interpretatio...

instead of putting the candy in a pan I cool it and then roll it into 1 inch balls they are so easy that my 6 year old granddaughter can help. I also get lots of request at Christmas time for th...