"My mom always made this for the holidays when I was a kid in Ohio. You can use left over potatoes from last night's supper or just throw a potato in the microwave for 5 minutes, cool, and add butter and a little salt (no pepper please). The powdered sugar and peanut butter filling goes so well together. The potatoes help the candy hold it's shape and give it substance."
Method for Potato Candy from Ohio
- 1Combine confectioners' sugar, mashed potatoes, butter, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until a thick dough forms. Refrigerate dough until chilled, about 30 minutes. Stir extra confectioners' sugar into dough if too moist.
- 2Spread a large sheet of waxed paper on the counter. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
- 3Dust rolling pin with confectioners' sugar. Roll chilled dough on prepared waxed paper into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle.
- 4Spoon peanut butter into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave on High until slightly softened, 20 to 30 seconds.
- 5Spread softened peanut butter onto dough.
- 6Roll dough, starting from long end, into a jelly roll shape.
- 7Wrap the roll in waxed paper and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Slice into 1/4-inch slices.
- 1 (2 pound) package confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 cup leftover mashed potatoes (prepared with butter, salt, and milk)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, or as needed
- 1 (18 ounce) jar creamy peanut butter
December 15, 2016