Old-fashioned Potato Candy 

It’s the week of Christmas…I’ve been listening to Christmas music, baking cookies and making candy. My husband’s favorite Christmas candy is potato candy. His Mom makes the best, but this year we’re not able to visit family for Christmas, so I found an old newspaper recipe and did my best  😉

It passed the test! Haha it’s really quite easy to make but I think the love his Mom puts into making the candy makes it somehow taste better ❤️

If you have these 4 ingredients in your kitchen, you should try this recipe. 

1 baked potato, lukewarm, mashed

1 tsp vanilla

1-2 lbs powdered sugar

1 cup peanut butter 

Start by baking a potato or microwave until cooked through; peel and mash. Set aside to cool to room temperature. The size of the potato will determine how much powdered sugar you’ll need to make stiff dough.

I thought I could hand mix the dough with a spoon, but quickly changed my mind, a mixer will be much quicker! Add vanilla and then start adding powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until you have a fairly stiff dough.

Sprinkle some powdered sugar on a cutting board or table and place dough on the sugared surface. 


Roll out to a 1″ thick rectangle. Mine is never a perfect rectangle, but works fine just the same 😊

Place three dollops of peanut butter onto the rectangle then spread evenly with a Wilton Angled Icing Spatula

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This part gets a bit tricky because no matter how quickly I work, the dough still tends to stick to the board. I use a dough scraper to help me roll the dough into a tight log. 


Roll the rectangle into a long log, like a jelly-roll. 

Wrap tightly in wax paper and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.

Slice into 1″ pieces. Enjoy! 


Store in refrigerator for 1 week…if it lasts that long!…or in freezer for a couple of months.

I hope you have fun baking and making memories with family this holiday season. 

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Merry Christmas!! 🎁🎄 

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