Irish Peanut Butter Potato Candy

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This is an old-fashioned recipe passed down from my grandmother. When she told me the recipe, my mouth dropped. You mean you actually put a potato in this candy? Yes, you actually use a potato. The candy is very rich but it tastes so good.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 potato, peeled and chopped

  • 1 (32 ounce) package confectioners' sugar

  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter, or as needed

Directions

  1. Place potato into a saucepan with enough water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook potato until very tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.

  2. Transfer potato to a large bowl and mash with a fork until smooth.

  3. Gradually stir confectioners' sugar into mashed potato a little at a time until the mixture forms a stiff dough. The dough will be runny until all the powdered sugar is used.

  4. Place a large square of waxed paper onto a work surface. Roll or press dough into a 12-inch square rectangle on the waxed paper.

  5. Spread peanut butter over top of dough, covering it entirely.

  6. Pick up one edge of waxed paper and start rolling the dough to make a 12-inch-long log. Wrap log tightly with waxed paper.

  7. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Unwrap log and slice candy into cross-sectional pieces about 3/4-inch thick to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

272 Calories
2g Fat
64g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 60g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 89mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.