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Gram's Potato Candy

Gram's Potato Candy

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 35 m
JanMcD

JanMcD

This candy is a staple for the holidays in my home. I remember my grandmother making this every year. I believe the original recipe came from a bag of sugar. It is quite sweet, so a little piece will do. Tint the candy any color you like with food coloring, if desired.

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  • Calories:
  • 75 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.4g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 13 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Place potato cubes in a small sauce pan and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool.
  2. Mash potato in a large bowl until smooth.
  3. Stir 1 cup confectioners' sugar into mashed potato; mix well. Gradually stir remaining confectioners' sugar and milk to form a firm dough. Incorporate green food coloring at this point if using.
  4. Sprinkle work surface with confectioners' sugar, and roll dough into an 8x12-inch rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.
  5. Spread peanut butter evenly onto the dough.
  6. Tightly roll dough into a log, jelly roll-style, beginning at the wide end.
  7. Wrap log in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator until the candy sets up, about 1 hour. Cut into 1/4-inch slices.
  8. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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Chrystal
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Chrystal

4/20/2013

I am so glad I found this recipe! It's been years since I had this candy as a child.

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