Photo: Aimee Seavey
Potato Candy Roll
Mother made this when we couldn’t afford store bought candy.
- 1 medium potato, boiled and mashed
- 1 2-lb. bag of powdered sugar
- 1 18 oz. jar of peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
- Dash of salt
Peel cooked potato and mash with salt until smooth. Add sugar a little at a time. At first, the mixture will be thin, but as you add sugar it will become very dense. After all sugar is added, roll flat in a circle on wax paper or clean dish cloth. Spread peanut butter on top. Start at one side and roll up until you have a log. Place in refrigerator until firm to the touch. Slice with slightly buttered knife into spirals and enjoy. Keep refrigerated.
The original recipe submitter did not specify, but our tester found that letting the mashed potato cool until slightly warmer than room temperature worked best when making the potato-sugar "dough."