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MAINE POTATO CANDY RECIPE: HOW TO MAKE IT



Maine Potato Candy Recipe: How to Make It image

Years ago, folks in Maine ate potatoes daily and used leftovers in bread, doughnuts and other dishes. This potato candy recipe captures all of the old-school flavors. —Barbara Allen, Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Desserts

Total Time 30 minutes

Prep Time 30 minutes

Cook Time 0 minutes

Yield 40 servings

Number Of Ingredients 6

4 cups confectioners' sugar
4 cups sweetened shredded coconut
3/4 cup cold mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped

Steps:

  • In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil; butter the foil. Spread coconut mixture into pan. Cover and chill overnight. Cut into 2x1-in. rectangles. Cover and freeze. , In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip bars in coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper to set. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 155 calories, FatContent 7g fat (6g saturated fat), CholesterolContent 0 cholesterol, SodiumContent 55mg sodium, CarbohydrateContent 25g carbohydrate (23g sugars, FiberContent 1g fiber), ProteinContent 1g protein.

MASHED POTATO CANDY RECIPE - FOOD.COM



Mashed Potato Candy Recipe - Food.com image

This is great for using up left over mashed potatoes. Everyone loves it, especially kids. There are other potato candy recipes here, but none even close to this one that I've seen. My mom use to make this at Christmas all the time. This is very popular in the PA Dutch area. Prep and cook time is based on leftover mashed potatoes. Note: Instant potatoes don't work well.

Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes

Yield 1 loaf

Number Of Ingredients 6

1/4 cup mashed potatoes (1 sm. potato)
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 dash salt
1 (1 lb) box powdered sugar
peanut butter

Steps:

  • Mix together all ingredients, except peanut butter.
  • Add sugar until it's of dough consistency.
  • Refrigerate to chill dough for an hour or two.
  • Roll out onto powdered sugar dusted bread board or waxed paper.
  • Spread peanut butter over potato dough.
  • Roll it up like a jelly roll loaf.
  • Refrigerate for about an hour, then slice into pinwheels.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 1839.7, FatContent 1.4, SaturatedFatContent 0.8, CholesterolContent 5.3, SodiumContent 338, CarbohydrateContent 463.7, FiberContent 0.8, SugarContent 445, ProteinContent 2

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