The potatoes in this recipe provide starch and don't add flavor. You won't even know there are potatoes in it. You will only taste a sweet confection. When adding the confectioners' sugar and peanut butter, be aware that the amounts are approximate. You may add more or less, depending on your tastes.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
1 roll
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together potatoes, butter or margarine, and milk. Add enough confectioners' sugar to make a stiff dough.

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  • Roll out on a flat surface sprinkled with powdered sugar. Spread on a layer of peanut butter and roll up. Chill and slice.

Nutrition Facts

312 calories; protein 10.9g 22% DV; carbohydrates 19.1g 6% DV; fat 23.6g 36% DV; cholesterol 5.2mg 2% DV; sodium 224.4mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2004
For fans of sweets and peanut butter you can't go wrong with a modified version of this candy. There's an art to making it as attested by all the advice. My family's rule of thumb: one very small potato boiled in skin until falling apart pureed (sans skin) and mixed with one pound of powdered sugar (more if a very "wet" potato). Needs plenty of sugar and patience when rolling out. Best served a bit aged (let cut pieces rest a day or two to dry). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2003
Half a cup of powdered sugar is definitely not enough! I had to use like 3 or 4 cups. Not too bad other than that. Read More
(33)
76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2004
For fans of sweets and peanut butter you can't go wrong with a modified version of this candy. There's an art to making it as attested by all the advice. My family's rule of thumb: one very small potato boiled in skin until falling apart pureed (sans skin) and mixed with one pound of powdered sugar (more if a very "wet" potato). Needs plenty of sugar and patience when rolling out. Best served a bit aged (let cut pieces rest a day or two to dry). Read More
(88)
Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2003
It does take a considerable amount more or conf.sugar for this recipe. I also chill the dough before rolling it and I make sure there is plenty of conf.sugar on rolling pin and surface. I loved this candy as a child and was so glad to find the recipe here. My family loves it and it was a hit at work. Read More
(73)
Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2005
This was pretty good when I added more sugar.I microwaved a very small potato ( less watery that way) and mashed it up and let it get really cold. Then I added the butter and vanilla. I sprinkled powdered sugar on it and rolled it up. I think microwaving the potato and adding more sugar is the trick to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2003
Try eliminating the milk to get a stiffer texture. Mom never added milk. She taught me to make this when I was a child and I remember having to add cups and cups of sugar. Delicious! A family favorite. Read More
(34)
Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2003
Half a cup of powdered sugar is definitely not enough! I had to use like 3 or 4 cups. Not too bad other than that. Read More
(33)
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2007
Okay this recipe is quite time-consuming to prepare but it can definitely be worth the effort if you just stick to it! As other reviewer's have already stated the proportions are way off. I also find the dough is MUCH easier to work with if you omit the butter (you really don't need the milk either but I add a little anyway). You need to keep adding sugar until your arm is ready to fall off from the stirring (stop before then and your dough is going to be too sticky). For a little over one cup of potato and 1 tbl. milk I had to use nearly 4 POUNDS of powdered sugar to get the dough to the proper consistency. But once there my dough didn't even have to be refigerated -- a little more sugar for dusting and it rolled out like a dream. I introduced my grandmother to this recipe last Christmas (she loves peanut butter) and she said she ate most of what I made herself! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/07/2003
I found that the recipe needed more detailed instructions. It was not an easy candy for me to make. You must make sure that your potato is very cold and the entire process must be kept cold and you need way more than half cup of con. sugar Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2003
Candy was delicious. Just like my grandmother use to make. The only thing is the powdered sugar amount is much more than what the recipe calls for. Will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2006
Thank you so much! I enjoyed this candy as a child and have been trying to find a recipe for many many years. It's the best! Read More
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