Potato Candy

Potato Candy


"The potatoes in this recipe provide starch and don't add flavor. You won't even know there are potatoes in it. You will only taste a sweet confection. When adding the confectioners' sugar and peanut butter, be aware that the amounts are approximate. You may add more or less, depending on your tastes."


servings 313 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 313 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 23.6 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.2g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 10.9 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 225 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix together potatoes, butter or margarine, and milk. Add enough confectioners' sugar to make a stiff dough.
  2. Roll out on a flat surface sprinkled with powdered sugar. Spread on a layer of peanut butter and roll up. Chill and slice.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 74 Ratings


For fans of sweets and peanut butter, you can't go wrong with a modified version of this candy. There's an art to making it, as attested by all the advice. My family's rule of thumb: one very sm...

It does take a considerable amount more or conf.sugar for this recipe. I also chill the dough before rolling it and I make sure there is plenty of conf.sugar on rolling pin and surface. I loved...

This was pretty good when I added more sugar.I microwaved a very small potato ( less watery that way) and mashed it up and let it get really cold. Then I added the butter and vanilla. I sprinkle...

Try eliminating the milk to get a stiffer texture. Mom never added milk. She taught me to make this when I was a child, and I remember having to add cups and cups of sugar. Delicious! A family f...

Half a cup of powdered sugar is definitely not enough! I had to use like 3 or 4 cups. Not too bad other than that.

Okay, this recipe is quite time-consuming to prepare, but it can definitely be worth the effort if you just stick to it! As other reviewer's have already stated, the proportions are way off. I...

I found that the recipe needed more detailed instructions. It was not an easy candy for me to make. You must make sure that your potato is very cold and the entire process must be kept cold and...

Candy was delicious. Just like my grandmother use to make. The only thing is the powdered sugar amount is much more than what the recipe calls for. Will make this again.

Thank you so much! I enjoyed this candy as a child and have been trying to find a recipe for many, many years. It's the best!