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Potato Candy

Potato candy is a classic dessert made with mashed potatoes.
Prep Time30 mins
Chill time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potato
Servings: 30 pieces
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Heather


  • 1/2 cup mashed potato (about 1 potato)
  • 1 tablespoon milk or half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6-7 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter


  • Place cooked, mashed potato in a bowl. ***Make sure potato is completely cooled.
  • Using an electric mixer, mix in 4 cups of powdered sugar. Pour in milk and vanilla. Mix.
  • Add in more powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until you have a total of 6 cups. You might need to add in additional cup of powdered sugar to achieve dough.
  • Place wax or parchment paper on surface. Spread powdered sugar over paper.
  • Divide the potato dough into 2-3 balls. Roll each dough ball out 1/4-inch thick with rolling pin dusted with powdered sugar. Trip off sides to form a rectangle.
  • Spread thin layer of peanut butter over top of rolled out dough. Carefully roll into a tight log, lengthwise.
  • Roll up in wax or parchment paper and then in plastic wrap. Put in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or longer before slicing into pieces.



  • I prefer baking my potato so it's more dry. You can boil it if you prefer, just be sure to make sure to remove as much water as possible. 
  • Be sure to let the potato completely cool. This helps achieve the perfect dough consistency.
  • When rolling the dough, sprinkle powdered sugar over wax paper and also over rolling pin to help the dough not stick. Keep sprinkling it on the rolling pin as needed. 
  • The dough does dry quickly, so don't let it sit for too long. 


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg