Recipe by Kandi Brooks
"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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1 (2 pound) package
leftover mashed potatoes (prepared with butter, salt, and milk)
1 1/2 tablespoons
confectioners' sugar, or as needed
1 (18 ounce) jar
creamy peanut butter
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!!
The flavor was good but I followed this recipe just how it was directed and it was too dry, this was my first attempt at making this candy so I will definitely make some changes the next time.
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.
I love using this recipe; a former housemate showed me how to make potato candy, but I take it one step further. I melt chocolate in a double boiler and drizzle some of it over the peanut butter before rolling the potato mix up, and then after the candy has been rolled, cut, and chilled, I'll either dip the candy into some of the melted chocolate or drizzle more chocolate over the candy pieces.
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!
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.
Potato candy has been a holiday tradition in my family for a very long time. You can make mashed potatoes from the dry flakes and it works well, too. I make it with both smooth and crunchy peanut butter. I also use Nutella, which is really good. There is a natural brand of peanut butters called Wild Friends - they have a chocolate-coconut peanut butter, and a cinnamon raisin peanut butter that is also good in this. My mother used to mix cream cheese or apple butter with the peanut butter. This is also good.
Thanks for posting this. I haven't made this in 35 yrs, so I needed to refresh my memory. I made this when I lived in Wheeling, WV. To the reviewer who thought it a bit dry, try mixing in a bit more mashed potato.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Potato Candy from Ohio
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 105
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