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Old Fashion Potato Candy -- a School project

Every year at Christmas my Mom would make potato candy for my father, his father was from Norway and his Mother was of Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. So I believe this is from my grandmothers side of the family. 

My son was doing a report at school and need to bring in a treat.  So with a little help from me he proceeded with caution and prepared his extra credit. He was quite pleasantly surprised at the results. My mom would also would use leftover mash potatoes when she had them. Enjoy!

1 medium boiled potato, chilled
*Do not cut in a bunch of chunks it will get watery
1/2 vanilla extract *My addition
1 or 2 boxes confectioners sugar
Creamy peanut butter 

Mash the cold potato with a fork on a bowl making sure you do not have any lumps or skin add vanilla extract and start adding powdered sugar. The mixture will be runny, so keep adding sugar till you get a doughy consistency. When dough is firm, roll out into a circle about ¼- to ½-inch thick. Spread with peanut butter,
leaving a ¼-inch edge. Roll up, jelly-roll style, Refridgerate for an hour (easier cutting) and slice into ½-inch slices, allow to air dry for an hour then package and store in the fidge.

And as always, thank you for supporting our family farm!

Gayle

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Comments:

THANK YOU. My mom use to make this for us and I never got the recipe. Although I've been searching none of siblings, cousins aunts and uncles could recall the exact ingrediants.

When I read your title my heart jumped with anticipation. I have some mashed potatoes in the frig and will be making it tonight when I get home.

This is so cool. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful piece of nastalgia!!!

Posted by brian on October 15, 2009 at 09:32 AM CDT #

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