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Pioneer Candy Recipes - Mashed Potato Candy

Mashed Potato Candy - Steve Nubie - -

Don't knock 'em until you've tried 'em. They're easy to make and a great way to re-use those leftover mashed potatoes.


* 6 large potatoes peeled and coarsely cut into pieces

* 3 tablespoons of sugar

* 2 teaspoons of vanilla

* 1 8-ounce bag of morsels or 8-ounces of chopped up chocolate

* 1 cup of chopped nuts of your choice (the pioneers used either roasted acorns or black walnuts).

*1 cup of shredded coconut


1. Peel the potatoes and cut into 4 pieces.

2. Boil the potatoes in water for 20 to 30 minutes until fork tender.

3. Drain the water and mash the potatoes. Add the sugar and the 2 teaspoons of vanilla and mash some more.

4. Refrigerate the final mash for 30 minutes to an hour

5. Butter the bottom of a plate lightly and using your buttered hands, pick up some of the mashed potatoes and roll into a ball in your hands about the size of a medium-sized meatball.

6. Place the mashed potato balls on the buttered plate and put in the freezer for 30 minutes.

7. While they're freezing, it's time to chop the nuts and make the chocolate glaze.

8. Chop your nuts of choice to the size you like

Chocolate glaze

* To make the chocolate glaze you'll need a double boiler.

* Place the 8-ounces of chocolate bits into the double boiler.

*Stir frequently until the chocolate is melted.

The finishing touch:

9. Remove the potato balls from the freezer on the buttered plate and either drizzle the chocolate over the mashed potato balls or carefully roll them in melted chocolate and return to the buttered plate. Make sure the melted chocolate has cooled a little bit.

10. As you do this, immediately sprinkle the chocolate covered mashed potato candy with nuts or coconut or both.

11. Keep in the fridge for up to two weeks or freeze and keep up to two months.

Bravo Echo Out

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