German Potato Candy
ready in: 1-2 hrs
recipe id: 35136
cook method: stovetop
1 medium potato
2 packages (1 pound size) confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
peanut butter (smooth, not crunchy)
Peel the potato and slice into one inch cubes, or so. Boil the potato cubes until you are able to stick a fork in each piece, lift it out of the pot, and the potato slides easily off the fork.
After that, drain the water, and mash the potato in a large bowl. Start adding the powdered sugar once the potato is mashed. It will get VERY watery at first, so use a spoon, but after a while, the dough will harden up as the sugar saturates it.
You'll have to use your hands to knead the dough after about 1 bag of sugar. Keep adding sugar until the dough won't take any more. Then dust the countertop or cutting board with more powdered sugar, and roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. I usually have to throw some more sugar on the dough every so often (use it instead of flour), so it doesn't stick to the rolling pin.
Spread a good layer of peanut butter on it, and carefully roll it back up. Chill the roll in the fridge for about an hour, take it out, and slice it so that each piece is about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
A tip: don't skimp on the peanut butter. If you don't have enough, the candy will just be too sweet to be edible. Also, be sure to mash the potato cubes very well at the beginning.....it doesn't taste right if you end up eating chunks of potato in the finished candy.
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