Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Old-fashioned treat


  1. Peel hot potato and smash it up real good with a fork, about 1/2 cup mashed.
  2. Add 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.
  3. Add enough powdered sugar to create a stiff dough. You may need more sugar.
  4. Roll out on powdered sugar, spread with peanut butter.
  5. Roll up from one end, pinwheel fashion, slice into 1/4 inch slices.
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Thanks for posting this treat! my mother-in-law used to make this for my husband years ago. I had forgot about it. I cant wait to suprise him this year! I love Gia's comment, "any candy that requires that much sugar will probably kill you anyway" Hello?? It's CANDY! and besides it has a potato in the recipe....I believe that's a vegetable:) Thanks again Tonkcats.

Chef~Dede December 10, 2009

My mother made this every Christmas and I started to make it with my kids. It does take a lot of powdered sugar to make this candy. I love this stuff and so do my kids.

LRMyers1968 December 22, 2008

I have made this recipe for years, exactly this way and it is a great treat. Nobody believes you when you explain how it is made, but everybody loves it!

Cynamin October 28, 2008