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Mashed Potato Candy


Use leftover potatoes to make a delicious candy everyone will love with this simple desserts recipe. This no-bake dessert is incredibly easy to whip up, and you will be surprised by how much flavor it has.

  • 1/4 cup mashed potatoes (1 small potato)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 pound box powdered sugar
  • Peanut butter
  1. Mix together all ingredients, except peanut butter. Add sugar until dough consistency.
  2. Roll out onto powdered sugar dusted bread board or waxed paper. Spread peanut butter all over.
  3. Roll it up like a jelly roll loaf. Place in refrigerator to chill.
  4. Slice 1/4-inch thick.


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Dec 14, 2012

My Great-grandma made this candy. She called it Potato candy or Poor Man's Fudge. She made hers the same way, but without the milk, salt or vanilla. I am still making it for my grand kids and they love it almost as much as I do!


Sep 3, 2012

My mom has made this for years, she does not use the milk, salt, or vanilla. She just boils a potato then smashes it with the powdered sugar then rolls out puts peanut butter on it rolls into a log shape then slices. It is to die for.


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Feb 18, 2012

my mom used to make this and i did, too, but have not made it in years. i was so surprised to see it on the candy list. thanks for sharing. it is a good recipe!


Nov 13, 2011

I, too, have made this family recipe for years. Surprised others make it!


Mar 27, 2011

My Mom made a MACCAROON cookie with mashed potatoes and baked in oven to toast the coconut! UMMM! A hit at church! However I LOST THE RECIPE! Do you happen to have this one or similiar?


Jan 24, 2011

@aprils8, Unfortunately there isn't a specific amount of cup in a pound. The only way to get this specific measurement would be to use a scale or go by the size on the bag and try to guess how much is a pound. Sorry I wish I had a better answer for you on this. Thanks!


Jan 24, 2011

Sarah, I thank you so much for your help with the questions I asked, but I didn't make myself clear on the question of the sugar--I am so sorry! I meant to ask what is the equivalent amount of a lb. box (like in cups)--how many cups are in a lb. box--- if anyone knew, not the cost. I buy mine in bags, and it's sev. lbs. to a bag. Again, I am very sorry for the confusion. Thank you or anyone for your help and time.


Jan 24, 2011

@aprils8, I'm not sure about the cost of powdered sugar, though I don't think it varies that much from box to bag. As for the peanut butter, you can put as much as you'd like, though I'd say a medium layer is fine, just make sure to fully coat it. Thanks!


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