Potato Candy Roll

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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.

Additional Notes:

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."

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