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Pioneer Potato Candy

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  • Prep

    45 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    2 h
DEBEHOO
Recipe by  DEBEHOO

“Try rolling these in 2/3 cup ground, salted peanuts instead of coconut!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 8 dozen

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, until potatoes are soft. Drain and mash.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup mashed potatoes, salt and vanilla until smooth. Sift confectioners' sugar over potato mixture a cup at a time. Stir into potatoes. Mixture will liquefy at first when sugar is added, then gradually begin to thicken. When it becomes the consistency of stiff dough, knead it, adding more sugar if necessary, or not using the whole amount if mixture is very stiff. Cover with a damp cloth and chill until mixture holds its shape when formed into a small (1/2 inch) ball.
  3. Form potato mixture into 1/2 inch balls.
  4. Melt confectioners' coating in a double boiler or in a small saucepan over low heat. Dip balls in melted chocolate, then roll in coconut. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

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Reviews (5)

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JJ3803
19

JJ3803

another way to do it is to make the potato part of the candy into a big ball and roll it out flat. Then spread peanut butter over it and roll up. Cut into slices that look like spirals.

Connie
17

Connie

My mom made this candy for us kids every holiday, and special occasions. It may sound terrible-potatoes and chocolate, but it is so good. Mom used to also put peanut butter in at times which is very very good, and often would leave off the coconut if she didn't have any. It was still yummy. As another member suggested, making in a log and then slicing is how mom made it, much less time consuming and that is how i do it.

LuvDeeMocha
13

LuvDeeMocha

A lady at our church made this candy years ago and I thought it was so good..Glad I could find the recipe! I did find you had to add more sugar than the recipe called for..You just keep slowly adding sugar in small increments until the dough gets so stiff you're not able to easily stir it, then cover and chill..Then, I dusted my surface and dough with powdered sugar, rolled it out & divided the dough into four sections to make it easier to work with..Then, section by section, I spread peanut butter on the dough, rolled it up and made the roll very thin(much like you did with playdough when you were little, making skinny 'wiggly' worms..lol)..Cut into small pieces and..yum!..enjoy...Overall, a great recipe but makes ALOT of candy..I'm going to half it next time..

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (96 total)

  • Calories
  • 67 cal
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs
  • 12.8 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 15 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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