Potato Candy from Ohio Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Potato Candy from Ohio Recipe
  • READY IN ABOUT 3 hrs

Potato Candy from Ohio

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"My mom always made this for the holidays when I was a kid in Ohio. You can use left over potatoes from last night's supper or just throw a potato in the microwave for 5 minutes, cool, and add butter and a little salt (no pepper please). The powdered sugar and peanut butter filling goes so well together. The potatoes help the candy hold it's shape and give it substance."

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Original recipe makes 24 slices Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 50 mins

Directions

  1. Combine confectioners' sugar, mashed potatoes, butter, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until a thick dough forms. Refrigerate dough until chilled, about 30 minutes. Stir extra confectioners' sugar into dough if too moist.
  2. Spread a large sheet of waxed paper on the counter. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
  3. Dust rolling pin with confectioners' sugar. Roll chilled dough on prepared waxed paper into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle.
  4. Spoon peanut butter into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave on High until slightly softened, 20 to 30 seconds.
  5. Spread softened peanut butter onto dough.
  6. Roll dough, starting from long end, into a jelly roll shape.
  7. Wrap the roll in waxed paper and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Slice into 1/4-inch slices.
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Reviews More Reviews

Dec 19, 2012

My great grandmother used to make this every year at Xmas. In addition to the peanut butter kind she would drop by spoonfulls and put a candied cherry or walnut in the middle. Coconut can be added as well. This candy says Christmas to me! And btw I'm from Ohio too!!

 
Apr 15, 2012

Yummy. My Dad use to make these at Christmas time for us as kids. Unless you tell folks, they'll never know you use mashed potatoes. Brings back sweet memories.

 

7 Ratings

Nov 19, 2012

My first attempt at this recipe. Turned out great! I have been looking for this recipe forever...I remember my grandmother making it when I was young. We lived in Ohio at the time. Made me wonder if this was a buckeye treat..haha. Anyway, thank you sooo much, it really took me back to a happy place!

 
Jul 18, 2014

I just made this and it's absolutely wonderful! It tastes just like my Pawpaw used to make when I was little. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.

 
Dec 21, 2013

This recipe must be regional as my mother is from Indiana and we had it growing up. Make sure your slices are thin....it's very rich!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 117 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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