Potato Candy

Potato Candy


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Anyone with a sweet tooth will love potato candy with peanut butter. This is a simple recipe with basic ingredients that are commonly found in the kitchen pantry. Potato candy is an Irish tradition that will become a regular treat in most households. Without much effort, it is easy to create this candy from mashed potatoes and peanut butter. Here is a look at this sweet and unique treat.

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Time needed

15 min preparation

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 1/4 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 16 ounces powdered sugar + more to roll
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter

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1.  In large bowl, mix potatoes, milk, and vanilla.

2.  Add sugar and combine to form a dough.

3.  Refrigerate at least one hour.

4.  Sprinkle sugar on cutting board, and roll dough into rectangular shape.

5.  Spread peanut butter on top.

6.  Roll into log.

7.  Refrigerate one hour and slice in 1/4 inch pieces to serve.

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