Recipe by Cara!
When I searched for potato candy on here, all that came up were recipes with coconut. this just has peanut butter. I got it from my best friend's mom. it's VERY sweet, so it's best to eat in moderation.
Top Review by Nana-Banana
Cara, for many years I have been searching for the EXACT version of this recipe that my mother used to make when I was a little girl. I used to BEG her to make this childhood treat time and time again (as well as Snow Ice Cream and Mom was very particular about using only FRESH snow for that one!) I've seen many versions of potato candy but never quite like my mother's - until now. This is IT! This is exactly how she made it, even to the rolling up of the dough and spreading peanut butter on it. Yes, it was very sweet, so Mom served us the slices in small portions and how I loved them! I watched her make this so many times when I was a child and now I am absolutely thrilled to have found this recipe finally after FIFTY years! I can't thank you enough for posting it! Nancy
- 1 medium potato
- 2 lbs confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 -3 cups peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon (optional)
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Peed the potato and boil the potato until it is soft. Remove from water.
- Using a mixer, mash the potato.
- Slowly start adding the confectioner's sugar and vanilla. Do not add all of the sugar at once.
- Once the mixture becomes dough-like, roll thinly on waxed paper dusted with more confectioner's sugar.
- Spread the peanut butter onto the white thin dough, being careful not to go too far on the edges.
- Roll up the sheet carefully, like a jelly roll. If the sheet is too large, cut it into sections to work with individually.
- After it's rolled up, cut into small pieces.
- Put these on the side, peanut butter showing and sprinkle cinnamon and/or nutmeg on them.
- These are ready to eat, but are better (and the peanut butter doesn't melt) if they're put in the fridge.