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Pioneer Potato Candy

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"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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Ingredients

servings 516 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen)

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Directions

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  1. In the top of a double boiler, heat chocolate, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  2. 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.
  3. When it becomes the consistency of stiff dough, knead it even though not all the sugar has been added.
  4. 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.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 516 calories; 13.3 g fat; 102 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; < 1 mg cholesterol; 162 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I had never heard of potato candy. This recipe came up when I was looking for a potato salad recipe and since it was close to christmas I decided to try it. I am glad I did. It was so good. I h...

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I am a professional chef, and I must say that I have not tasted anything as terrible as this candy. I have used other potato candy recipes in the past with great success.

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I had never heard of potato candy. This recipe came up when I was looking for a potato salad recipe and since it was close to christmas I decided to try it. I am glad I did. It was so good. I h...

For years,we have been enjoying this candy but we call this candy "Fried Oysters". My mother-in-law is getting up in years and decided that this Christmas she wouldn't be making her candy. I q...

I am a professional chef, and I must say that I have not tasted anything as terrible as this candy. I have used other potato candy recipes in the past with great success.

another way to do it is to make the potato part of the candy into a big ball and roll it out flat. Then spread peanut butter over it and roll up. Cut into slices that look like spirals.

My mom made this candy for us kids every holiday, and special occasions. It may sound terrible-potatoes and chocolate, but it is so good. Mom used to also put peanut butter in at times which is ...

An old boyfriend's mother use to make potato candy. I loved it, she gave me the recipe years ago but had lost it. This is almost identical. Thanks. Everyone at work loved it.

Well, I should have expected these would be sweet, and they were :( ... but not willing to waste any ingredients on this experiment, the girls and I added several different things to salvage i...

A lady at our church made this candy years ago and I thought it was so good..Glad I could find the recipe! I did find you had to add more sugar than the recipe called for..You just keep slowly a...

Thank you SO much for this recipe. I have been making ths candy from the time I've been on my own. Originally I used my mother's recipe, but over the years (she passed away when I was 7 years ol...