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Dad's Potato Candy

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This is a candy recipe my dad has been making since I could remember. I always thought he was just making stuff up when he made it. It's a very sweet and easy-to-make treat.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 192 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 50 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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.
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Reviews

lbat
1
3/29/2013

Oh my gosh, it's good. Brings back childhood memories.

akwhite
0
3/10/2013

Ive made this but have never made it with vanilla. will have to try that! I always get reave reviews!!!!