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Old Fashioned Potato Candy

This old fashioned recipe is still around for a reason. Simple to make and surprisingly delicious.

Old Fashioned Potato Candy

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Old Fashioned Potato Candy

3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 24 pieces


  • 1 small potato
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)


  • Place potato in a small pot, cover with water, and boil until very tender. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Mash (or use a hand mixer) until smooth and lump-free.
  • Add4 cups powdered sugar and mix until blended (will be a sticky mess and this point). If opting to use vanilla, mix in now. Mix in more powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until mixture is very thick (slightly thicker than cookie dough).
  • Laydown a large sheet of wax paper and sprinkle generously with powdered sugar. Transfer candy mixture to the wax paper and sprinkle the top with more powdered sugar. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick rectangle.
  • Spread peanut butter evenly over candy. Roll tightly (long side toward long side),then wrap in the wax paper. Cut in half crosswise and put the two halves inside a large re-sealable bag. Seal the bag and chill for at least 30 minutes until firm, or until about 30 minutes before ready to serve.
  • Unwrap candy and slice into 1-inch thick slices and serve or store in airtight container, chilled, up to 2 weeks.
Keyword Old Fashioned Candy, Old Fashioned Potato Candy
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