This is a candy recipe my dad has been making since I could remember. I always thought he was just making stuff up when he made it. It's a very sweet and easy-to-make treat.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potato into a pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until very tender, about 30 minutes. Drain. Transfer potato to a large bowl and mash until smooth. Stir vanilla extract into mashed potato.

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  • Stir confectioners' sugar gradually into mashed potato until consistency is like cookie dough; add more confectioners' sugar if candy is too runny.

  • Sprinkle a large piece of waxed paper with confectioners' sugar and roll potato candy out into a rectangle 1/4 inch thick. Spread peanut butter onto candy. Roll candy and peanut butter into a tight spiral; wrap candy log in waxed paper. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Cut into slices to serve.

Cook's Note:

Cooking time only reflects the boiling time of the potato so it can be mashed. Servings can vary depending on how thick you cut your slices. If it's runny, just add more confectioner's sugar.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 34.6g 11% DV; fat 5.5g 8% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 50.1mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2014
An easy way to cut this candy is with unflavored dental floss. Been making this candy for many years. Good memories of my dad making it each Christmas.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2014
An easy way to cut this candy is with unflavored dental floss. Been making this candy for many years. Good memories of my dad making it each Christmas.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2013
Oh my gosh it's good. Brings back childhood memories. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2013
Ive made this but have never made it with vanilla. will have to try that! I always get reave reviews!!!! Read More
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