Potato Candy

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potato candy

While we were at our retreat last weekend, a friend of mine told me about potato candy.  Now I had never heard of potato candy, so I thought she was joking.  But no, she wasn't.  It's a real thing.  Now if you aren't on a diet and like insanely sweet things, read on.  You won't want to miss this.

Ingredients
A small baking potato
Lots of powdered or confectioner's sugar
Peanut Butter

Directions
Bake a small potato.  A small potato will go a long way, trust me.  Scoop out inside. 

Pour in some powdered sugar.  It will turn liquid but don't worry.  It's supposed to.  Continue pouring in sugar and mixing until substance resembles dough.

potato candy dough

Shake some sugar onto a surface and roll out dough.  Spread a layer of peanut butter over the top.  I used natural peanut butter.  This candy doesn't need any more sweetness!

Roll up and slice into small pieces.  Set out and candy will harden a bit as it dries.  Eat and enjoy!

Am I the only one or has anyone else heard of potato candy?  By the way, this is a great thing for kids to make.  Just make sure they have several hours to run around outside after eating this pinwheel of sweetness!

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5 comments

  1. I had never heard of this! Crazy!!

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  2. I have heard of it...when I was a wee lass of 9, my neighbor made it and I remember how good it was. I tried it myself not too long ago and it was still good....very sweet...but good.

    It would be interesting to find the origin of this recipe because who would have thought of making candy out of a potato...apparently someone:-)

    The other day when looking up a pinto bean recipe I came across a recipe for a pinto bean cake...you just never know what you'll find...

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  3. That looks sooo yummy!!! I'm trying this recipe tomorrow :) Emma-Pearl will be happy, thanks so much for sharing♥

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  4. Awesome! I can't wait to try it!

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  5. It's trad in our family from way back. But with a tbsp full of cocoa per potato. Much better that way. Add more than one tbsp to get a more dark chocolaty flavor!

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