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Potato Candy Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Drue Taylor

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 small potato
1-2 boxes powdered sugar
green food color
creamy peanut butter

Directions:
Directions:
Boil potato in skin until soft. Remove potato from water and work quickly, while potato is still very hot. Scoop out potato and mash well in a large bowl. Begin adding powdered sugar and mashing into the potato. At first, this combination will make a liquid, but as you continue adding the powdered sugar, it will form more of a dough. Add green food color before it gets to hard to work it into the dough. I usually have to start mixing with my hands at some point. Once the dough is not wet and sticky, form it into a log and lay between sheets of wax paper. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin to about inch thickness. Remove top piece of wax paper and spread the dough generously with peanut butter. Starting on the long side, roll up like a jelly roll. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate until the candy hardens. Slice into pinwheels to serve.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mom used to make this every Christmas. Jeff and I would get mad because she would give it away as gifts! It is impossible to specify amounts since everything depends on the size of the potato and you really go by feel. No matter what, it is always good! And no one would ever know it is made with a potato!

 

 

 

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