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  • 1 star values: 2

The main ingredients for this old fashioned candy are mashed potato and confectioners' sugar. Salted peanuts can be substituted for shredded coconut for a different taste.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In the top of a double boiler, heat chocolate, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth.

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  • In a mixing bowl, combine the potato, salt and vanilla. Sift the confectioners sugar over potato, stirring and adding about 1 cup at a time. Mixture will liquefy when first sugar is added then gradually begin to thicken.

  • When it becomes the consistency of stiff dough, knead it even though not all the sugar has been added.

  • After kneading, cover with a damp cloth and chill until a small spoonful can be rolled into a ball. Shape in small 1/2 inch balls. Dip balls in melted chocolate then roll in peanuts or coconut.

Nutrition Facts

516 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 102g; fat 13.3g; cholesterol 0.3mg; sodium 162.3mg. Full Nutrition
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