Potato Candy from Ohio

Potato Candy from Ohio

Kandi Brooks 0

"My mom always made this for the holidays when I was a kid in Ohio. You can use left over potatoes from last night's supper or just throw a potato in the microwave for 5 minutes, cool, and add butter and a little salt (no pepper please). The powdered sugar and peanut butter filling goes so well together. The potatoes help the candy hold it's shape and give it substance."


2 h 50 m servings 287 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.1g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 117 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine confectioners' sugar, mashed potatoes, butter, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until a thick dough forms. Refrigerate dough until chilled, about 30 minutes. Stir extra confectioners' sugar into dough if too moist.
  2. Spread a large sheet of waxed paper on the counter. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
  3. Dust rolling pin with confectioners' sugar. Roll chilled dough on prepared waxed paper into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle.
  4. Spoon peanut butter into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave on High until slightly softened, 20 to 30 seconds.
  5. Spread softened peanut butter onto dough.
  6. Roll dough, starting from long end, into a jelly roll shape.
  7. Wrap the roll in waxed paper and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Slice into 1/4-inch slices.
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  1. 11 Ratings


My great grandmother used to make this every year at Xmas. In addition to the peanut butter kind she would drop by spoonfulls and put a candied cherry or walnut in the middle. Coconut can be a...

Yummy. My Dad use to make these at Christmas time for us as kids. Unless you tell folks, they'll never know you use mashed potatoes. Brings back sweet memories.

I love using this recipe; a former housemate showed me how to make potato candy, but I take it one step further. I melt chocolate in a double boiler and drizzle some of it over the peanut butte...

My first attempt at this recipe. Turned out great! I have been looking for this recipe forever...I remember my grandmother making it when I was young. We lived in Ohio at the time. Made me w...

I just made this and it's absolutely wonderful! It tastes just like my Pawpaw used to make when I was little. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Potato candy has been a holiday tradition in my family for a very long time. You can make mashed potatoes from the dry flakes and it works well, too. I make it with both smooth and crunchy peanu...

Thanks for posting this. I haven't made this in 35 yrs, so I needed to refresh my memory. I made this when I lived in Wheeling, WV. To the reviewer who thought it a bit dry, try mixing in a b...

The flavor was good but I followed this recipe just how it was directed and it was too dry, this was my first attempt at making this candy so I will definitely make some changes the next time.

This recipe must be regional as my mother is from Indiana and we had it growing up. Make sure your slices are thin....it's very rich!