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Have you heard of Potato Candy? It’s a family recipe, passed down from my Great-Grandmother. My Grandmother used to make this every year at Christmas. It’s made with a potato but you can’t taste the potato. What you do taste is pure sweetness filled with peanut butter! You can leave the confectioner sugar mixture white, or you can put a few drops of red food coloring to make it pink. I would like to share my family recipe with you all!
You’ll need a jar of peanut butter, a 2-pound bag of confectioner sugar and a medium potato.
Peel and chop the potato. Put it in a saucepan filled with water. Bring to a boil. Boil until the potato becomes soft. Drain.
Mash the cooked potato cubes with a spoon until there are no lumps.
Add about 1/4 of the bag of confectioner sugar and mix well.
Mix the mashed potato and confectioner sugar. It will be very liquidy in the step.
Add more confectioner sugar and blend with a hand mixer.
Keep adding and mixing until well-mixed.
When you have added all the confectioner sugar it will look like the picture above.
It should be the same consistency as bread dough.
Place wax paper on the counter, spread with some confectioner sugar to keep the dough from sticking. Start rolling out the dough on the wax paper. You may have to add some confectioner sugar to keep the rolling pin from sticking.
Roll out into a rectangle about 1/2″ thick.
Spread the peanut butter on the top making sure to go to the edges.
Start rolling it up like cinnamon rolls.
Cut the long roll in half. Place both halves in the refrigerator and cool for 3-4 hours until firm.
Take both halves out of the refrigerator and unwrap from the wax paper. Slice into 1/2″ pieces. Makes about 30 pieces. Enjoy!
20 oz. jar creamy peanut butter
2 pound bag confectioner sugar
1 medium potato, peeled and cubed
Fill a saucepan with water and boil the cubed potato until softened. Drain the water. Put the potato pieces in a bowl and mash until there are no lumps. Add about 1/4 of the bag of confectioner sugar and mix well. Add more confectioner sugar, about a cup at a time, and mix with a hand mixer until it’s the consistency of bread dough. Put the dough mixture on wax paper sprinkled with confectioner sugar. Roll out with a dough roller into the shape of a rectangle about 1/2″ thick. Spread the peanut butter over the top, all the way to the edges. Roll up into a single roll in the wax paper, similar to cinammon rolls. Cut in half into two rolls. Put the two rolls in the refrigerator and chill for 3-4 hours. Take out of the refrigerator, remove the wax paper and slice into 1/2″ pieces. Makes about 30 pieces.
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