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The first time I made potato candy (over 50 years ago) I used a large potato and ended with enough candy to feed a crowd. My grandmother told me I should have used a tangerine-sized potato and add confectioners' sugar until the mixture resembled pie crust dough. This makes plenty of delicious candy.
This was never a favorite of mine but hubby and kids love it. Like someone else said - I never knew it was Irish. I was always told it was all my grandmother could afford for sweets. We always made it by using leftover mashed potatoes. May be a little richer with the cream and butter in the potatoes. Nothing could be easier to make and fun for the kids to help with. Can't wait to teach my new grandson how to make it.
I used this recipe and made two kinds of candy from it the first I added green food coloring and made as recipe suggests rolled up chilled and sliced. I was a bit short on powdered suger so ended up using some (quite a bit actually) corn starch to finish it off. The candy was not overpoweringly sweet this way and still tasted good! The second candy I shaped into irregular potato shaped balls rolled them in a mixture of equal parts cinnamon and cocoa then pressed in tiny pieces of almond "eyes" Cutest potato potato candies you ever saw!
My Mom made this when I was a kid & I'm 60 now. Still a big hit in my family. Somtimes Mom would add a thin layer of grape jelly or strawberry jam on top of the peanut butter before rolling it up. It's simple easy & tastes great.
My grandmother made this candy for her eight kids before the depression and my dad passed it on to his three kids. Our children are now teaching their kids...what fun! Kids think it is such a goofy recipe but they love to help make it.
I really like these cookies but find them too sweet sort of like peanut butter fudge. My son said they taste like a peanut butter cup minus the chocolate. A friend suggested adding cocoa to cut the sweetness. You could also consider adding dried milk to reduce the sugar as well. Thanks for the unique recipe!!!
I have made this exact recipe my whole life it's a holiday tradition in our house. The secret is not using too much potato. If your potato is too big you'll end up using so much confectioner's sugar. I know it takes a whole box usually but instead of measuring it out I just keep mixing a little more in at a time until I achieve the dough. You absolutely have to be a little flexible with this and not get hung up on exact measurement with the sugar. Just add it gradually. I agree that it is very sweet that's why I like to use chunky peanut butter and maybe sprinkle in a dash of sea salt on finished pieces for that salty/sweet taste.