Mom's Potato Candy

 nanny5690
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(6) 6 Reviews
Prep Time
0
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
Servings

2 dozen or more pieces

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  • Boil a small potato until tender and drain well.
  • Place peeled potato in a large bowl. Begin mashing while slowly adding powdered sugar. Add enough sugar to make a stiff dough. (Work fast as the dough hardens as it cools.)
  • Sprinkle some of the powdered sugar on waxed paper and roll out the dough thinly (about the thickness of pie crust is good). Spread peanut butter evenly over the dough and roll into a log shape. Cut into slices and chill before eating.

Notes

Years ago, a lot of moms in the Ozarks made this sweet treat, especially at Christmas time. It is a very easy candy recipe to make.

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  • sharbell1968 |

    I haven't made this recipe yet. Looks very easy to make & sounds yummy!

  • taniab40 |

    My great-grandmother, who we called "Mom", taught me how to make it as a little girl, around the age of 7 or 8. She left me several recipe's, but I couldn't find this one for years. When I went to Kentucky, from the deep south, last year I got it from family there. Hers was slightly different, u added a 1/2 tsp milk to the potato and sugar and you chilled in the refrigerator before you sliced it. It is a favorite of my children and their families.

  • samsaalwaechter |

    Actualy I've been making this candy for years. My mom said they let it sit in a coll dry place for 3 days till it set or hardend, but it is very good, a special treat. Thanks for sharing it with others

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