Gram's Potato Candy

"This candy is a staple for the holidays in my home. I remember my grandmother making this every year. I believe the original recipe came from a bag of sugar. It is quite sweet, so a little piece will do. Tint the candy any color you like with food coloring, if desired."
Gram's Potato Candy Gram's Potato Candy
  • Serves
  • Prep
    20 m
  • Cook
    15 m
  • Ready In
    1 h 35 m
  • Difficulty
  • Nutritions

Method for Gram's Potato Candy

  • 1
    Place potato cubes in a small sauce pan and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool.
  • 2
    Mash potato in a large bowl until smooth.
  • 3
    Stir 1 cup confectioners' sugar into mashed potato; mix well. Gradually stir remaining confectioners' sugar and milk to form a firm dough. Incorporate green food coloring at this point if using.
  • 4
    Sprinkle work surface with confectioners' sugar, and roll dough into an 8x12-inch rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.
  • 5
    Spread peanut butter evenly onto the dough.
  • 6
    Tightly roll dough into a log, jelly roll-style, beginning at the wide end.
  • 7
    Wrap log in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator until the candy sets up, about 1 hour. Cut into 1/4-inch slices.


  • 1 small potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk, or more as needed
  • green food coloring (optional)
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
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