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Easy Potato Candy

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Rating: 5/5
5 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   8

recipe id: 2497
cook method: stovetop

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1 small potato
1 pound confectioner's sugar (you may need more)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
peanut butter


Boil the potato. Drain well and mash thoroughly. Mix in a small amount of vanilla. Add small amounts of confectioner's sugar until the mixture forms a rollable dough. Roll out on wax paper covered in confectioner's sugar. Spread peanut butter over the top of the dough,

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282 calories, 4 grams fat, 61 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in sodium.
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mom of 2

While I appreciate the positive reviews, I must note that I thought I was a good baker. lol...this for me, turned out to be one huge hot mess. My potato was small, so I thought, I ended up using over 2 lbs of confectioner sugar (after the first 2 lbs, I quit counting)and it would still not form into a "rollable dough". So I tried to let it "set up", then spread the peanut butter and rolled it...sort of, lol. I ended up having to throw it all away. So I now had to throw it away and am concerned that I have burnt up my cuisinart stand mixer. It has stunk up the whole house.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Great recipe thank you for posting, just like Grandma used to make.

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I looked for my moms receipe after she died, but couldnt find it. I remember helping her make this when I was a child, it sounds like what we did. Cant wait to try it.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
My mother used to make this potato candy when I was a child. It was always delicious. Thanks for sharing it. Now I can make it too!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I love potato candy, I eaten it since I was old enough to chew! So yummy!!!!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Best potato recipe that I have found. Very good!!!!!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
My great-grandmother made a version of this recipie since she was a child. We do not use the vanilla but the rest is exactly the same. After spreading the peanut butter we roll it up like a jelly roll, slice it, and place in layers on a plate (with wax paper between) to refrigerate. It tastes much better cold.

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