Potato Candy from Ohio

Potato Candy from Ohio

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"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."

Ingredients

2 h 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 287 cals
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Nutrition

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  • 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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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...