Updated: Dec 4, 2019
I know you're probably thinking.....huh? Yes, potatoes can be made into candy believe it or not. Very delicious I must say. Not healthy for you at all FYI, but hey like I always say, life is about balance. This is very easy and cheap to make. I love bringing this to holiday parties or dinners, everyone seems to love it.
I actually made this today in honor of my grandma who passed away a year ago today. She used to make this all the time with my mom and my aunties. It was an effective and cheap way to get their sweet tooth fix.
I actually made this for one of my class demonstrations one year in high school and people were blown away.
I think I've said enough. Here is le recipe.
Keep in mind, there are no real measurements in this so I will just explain it as I go.
All you need is peanut butter, powdered sugar and a potato. I could have picked up a way smaller potato but I was in a hurry. You are literally going to use 1/4 of that potato....if that.
Boil your potato until it becomes easy to poke with your fork.
After your potato is boiled. Transfer to a medium bowl and start mashing it with powdered sugar. It will start to form a paste and eventually with enough powdered sugar, it will form a dough.
After you have formed a sugar/potato dough ball like so, lay out on a sheet of wax paper with some powdered sugar and roll out to a thin piece of dough? Does that make sense?
You don't want it to be too thin where it breaks, however you want it thin enough so it is not overwhelming the peanut butter.
I rolled it out and then put a big spoonful of peanut butter on it and rolled it up. Last step is to freeze. When ready for serving, cut pieces out of the roll!
There you have it, potato candy. So stinking good I can't say it enough.