Potato Candy from Ohio

Potato Candy from Ohio

Potato Candy from Ohio

Recipe By:Kandi Brooks
“My mom always made this for the holidays when I was a kid in Ohio. You can use left over potatoes from last night’s supper or just throw a potato in the microwave for 5 minutes, cool, and add butter and a little salt (no pepper please). The powdered sugar and peanut butter filling goes so well together. The potatoes help the candy hold it’s shape and give it substance.”

Ingredients

  • 1 (2 pound) package confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup leftover mashed potatoes (prepared with butter, salt, and milk)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, or as needed
  • 1 (18 ounce) jar creamy peanut butter

Directions

  1. Combine confectioners’ sugar, mashed potatoes, butter, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until a thick dough forms. Refrigerate dough until chilled, about 30 minutes. Stir extra confectioners’ sugar into dough if too moist.
  2. Spread a large sheet of waxed paper on the counter. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.
  3. Dust rolling pin with confectioners’ sugar. Roll chilled dough on prepared waxed paper into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle.
  4. Spoon peanut butter into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave on High until slightly softened, 20 to 30 seconds.
  5. Spread softened peanut butter onto dough.
  6. Roll dough, starting from long end, into a jelly roll shape.
  7. Wrap the roll in waxed paper and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Slice into 1/4-inch slices.

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