Old Fashioned Potato Candy

Old FashionedPotato Candy

Old FashionedPotato Candy is a unique and delicious treat that has been enjoyed for generations. Here’s a simple recipe to prepare it:

1 medium-sized potato (cooked and mashed)
Confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
Peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, depending on preference)
Optional: cocoa powder, vanilla extract, chopped nuts for variation
Prepare the Potato: Start by cooking the potato until it’s soft. Peel off the skin and mash it thoroughly until you have a smooth consistency. Let it cool down completely.

Mix with Confectioners’ Sugar: In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed potato with confectioners’ sugar. Start with about 1 cup of sugar for every 1 medium potato. Mix well until a dough-like consistency forms. If the mixture is too sticky, add more confectioners’ sugar until it’s manageable.

Roll Out the Dough: Sprinkle a clean surface with confectioners’ sugar to prevent sticking. Place the potato-sugar mixture on the surface and roll it out into a rectangular shape, about 1/4 inch thick.

Spread Peanut Butter: Once you have a smooth rectangle, spread a layer of peanut butter evenly over the surface. You can use as much or as little peanut butter as you like, depending on your preference.

Roll Up: Carefully roll the potato-sugar dough along with the peanut butter filling, starting from one end to the other, to form a log shape.

Chill and Slice: Wrap the log tightly in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour or until firm. Once chilled, unwrap the log and slice it into rounds, about 1/2 inch thick.

Serve: Your Old Fashioned Potato Candy is now ready to be served! Enjoy these sweet and creamy treats as they are, or you can even dust them with more confectioners’ sugar or cocoa powder for extra flavor.

Optional: You can experiment with different variations by adding cocoa powder to the potato-sugar mixture for chocolate-flavored candy, or you can mix in some vanilla extract for additional flavor. You can also sprinkle chopped nuts over the peanut butter layer before rolling for added crunch.

Enjoy your homemade Old Fashioned Potato Candy

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