July 26, 2012

Recipe >> Potato Candy

Potato what...
I know, if you haven't actually eaten potato candy you are probably wondering what in the heck I'm talking about. Growing up I had an extended family member who would always bring potato candy to every holiday function, and although I had no idea how it was made I always looked forward to eating it up. As times changed and I grew up I lost touch with that family member and forgot about my favorite treat. For some strange reason I while I was researching new recipe ideas I remembered potato candy. After searching online I found this recipe and knew I had to make it for myself.
I was amazed at how easy the recipe was and how I was totally transported back in time when I ate it, and by that I mean the entire plate. :) My heart was full when the boys loved it and asked me to make more. Full circle people, full circle. It's sort of like Abba Zabba but more of a fudge consistency. Make it now and thank me later!

You will need:
> 1\2 cup mashed potatoes, mashed really well
> 5 cups powdered sugar
> 1 teaspoon vanilla
> 1\4 teaspoon salt
> 4 tablespoons (about) peanut butter

1. Mix mashed potatoes, vanilla and salt in a large bowl.
2. Add one cup of powdered sugar at a time, kneading  into a dough like consistency.
3. Divide you mixture in half and place each dough ball onto a piece of wax paper.
4. Roll out your dough into a semi-thin layer
5. Spread a thin layer of creamy peanut butter onto your dough
6. Very gently roll your dough up into a loaf and wrap in wax paper
7. Let your loaf sit in the refrigerator for about an hour or two
8. Unwrap an cut into 1 inch slices

This recipe would be great for the holiday season as part of a sweet treat gift, although I think it's a new monthly staple of the Orozco home. :)

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Anna @ Blissful Whimsy said...

I am completely fascinated by this idea. I might just have to try it :o)

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

I grew up in Idaho...how have I never heard of these? :) Will have to try!

Julie said...

You are invited to share this with Show Your Stuff blog hop:

Makeiteasycrafts.blogspot.com said...

Oh my goodness this brings back memories. Is it a southern thing you think? :-)

Debi said...

This is so different. I am going to have to try it. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

Anonymous said...

loved this as a kid my great aunt jeanie white used to make this for us.

Tammy@InStitches said...

oh wow, my granny always made these and I never got her recipe. I'm going to try it, thank you !

Sassy Lemonade said...

I've never had potato candy this looks amazing. Can't wait to try

Nicola said...

This sounds so unusual that I'm just going to have to try it! A healthy candy treat would definitely go down well in our house! Pinned :)

The Better Baker said...

Oh WOW! I use to make this a lot when I was a kid...thanks for the reminder. It's sooo yummy!

katy said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I grew up in Charleston SC and an aunt made this at Christmas, it was my favorite!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

I have always wanted to make this and you make it look so easy! Thanks so much for joining us at Mix it up Monday and for sharing :)

Ashley said...

O i want to try this so bad!! thanks for sharing girl!

I would LOVE for you to link it up at my Tell me Tuesday link party.



V Perkins said...

I have lived in the south all my life and never heard of this. But I will give it a try. How can you go wrong with taters, sugar and pnut butter.

Sarah E. said...

I never heard of it until I started dating my husband. His momma makes it every single year at Christmas (along with Buckeyes!) and it's so delicious! :)

Ladybird Ln said...

This looks so interesting! I am pinning it for later, and I showed you off at my weekend show off party, thanks for sharing!


Debra Kapellakis said...

Strange, inexpensive, two ingredients I am fond of...Cool! I am going to try these.

Patsy said...

My dear mother-in-law always made this at Christmas time! It would always be in our "goodie boxes" Thanks for the memory! I am a new follower on GFC. Patsy

Hiwanda Gaerte said...

My mother used to make this every Christmas when I was a little girl. Thanks for bringing back that memory to this southern grandmother.