My Grandmother makes Irish Potato Candy every year at Christmas time and they have always been my favorite candy. A few years ago, I finally talked her into sharing the recipe with me. Depending on the size and type of your potato, this could yield anywhere from a couple dozen pieces to enough to supply the entire neighborhood.
106 per serving
- 1 Small Potato
- 4 Boxes of Confectioners Sugar
- 1 Large Jar Creamy Peanut Butter
Boil the heck out of the potato. I typically boil it for about an hour!
Allow the Potato to cool completely! Peel and mash the potato - concentrate on making it as smooth as possible
Mix powdered sugar with potato (adding a small amount of sugar at a time) until a dough forms. This can take a TON of sugar. Sometimes one box is plenty and sometimes it takes all the boxes. Once you start this step, you can't stop. So, be sure you have plenty of sugar on hand!
Flatten dough as thin as possible while still being able to work it (this step and the next step need to be completed pretty quickly before the dough hardens and begins to crack.
Spread a layer of peanut butter over the flattened dough
Roll into log and slice into pieces. Place on waxed cookie sheet and allow to harden before putting into your air-tight container.