Friday, November 26, 2010

"Look Ma--No Grains!" Potato Candy

I said I was going to post this as a stand-alone recipe from Elizabeth Van Horn, but it's difficult when you have no specific ingredient measurements. I went looking for a potato candy recipe, and found THOUSANDS! Here's the simplest one I could find.

Potato Candy
1/2 (or 1 small) boiled potato
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
About 2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter

Mash potato, add butter, vanilla and enough powdered sugar to make a slightly stiff dough. Roll out dough (on a surface dusted with powdered sugar) and spread on the peanut butter. Roll dough up (as for jelly roll) to make a log. Cut into pieces, let air dry for about an hour. Store in air tight container. Makes about 2 dozen confections.

--Sue Broussard, Abbeville, Louisiana

There are scads of variations available--some add raisins, coconut, chocolate, different flavorings, crushed nuts, and even jam. One even says to roll each candy in crushed nuts before wrapping. I guess this can also be a What-Ya-Got candy recipe too!


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