Potato Dessert

When I was little my step dad use to make a fudge like desert of left over mashed potatos from dinner.He would add mashed potatos,sugar,and peanut butter…I’m not sure what else.I’m not sure how much of anything he added either…sorry! Any help would be much appreciated!

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  1. Julie says

    Hi. I just found this recipe! Could this be what you are looking for? I found it at http://www.Cooks.com
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    PEANUT BUTTER – IRISH POTATO CANDY

    2 (1 lb.) boxes powdered sugar
    1/2 c. hot mashed potatoes, drained
    1 sm. jar crunchy peanut butter

    Mix sifted sugar into potatoes a little at a time by hand. (Don’t panic when potatoes liquify as the first sugar is added. This is what it’s supposed to do. Just keep adding sugar until it is pastry consistency.) Sprinkle wax paper with additional powdered sugar. Take baseball-sized ball of mixture and roll out like pastry. Spread with peanut butter and roll like a jelly roll. Wrap rolls in plastic wrap; chill and slice.
    Makes 2 rolls.

  2. says

    This is not an exact recipe but you start with like 2 Tbl of mashed potatoes and maybe a couple cups powdered sugar. Place the potatoes and small amount of powdered sugar in a mixing bowl and mix with mixer. A chemical reaction will take place and the starch in the potatoes will turn to liquid. Continue adding powdered sugar until the mixture is thicker than frosting. Sprinkle powdered sugar on a cookie sheet. Spread the potato mixture on the cookie sheet, as if spreading dough for a jelly roll – how thick or thin it is depends on how you like it. Next, spread peanut butter on the mixture and then roll up like a jelly roll. Slice and either allow to air dry or keep refrigerated in waxed paper. These are yummy!!!

  3. Tricia says

    Love these! Here is the recipe my family uses but there is also an alternate recipe which uses cream cheese instead of potatoes. That version is rolled into small balls and then rolled in cinnamon to resemble actual potatoes.

    Ingredients
    •2 Tbs. mashed potatoes
    •2 1/4 C. confectioner’s sugar
    •1-12 oz. jar peanut butter

    Directions
    1.Place potatoes in mixer bowl.
    2.Add sugar a little bit at a time beating well after each addition.
    3.Spread onto a big piece of waxed paper about 12″x18″ and make a rectangle about 10″x15″.
    4.Spread peanut butter over top of sugar potato mixture.
    5.Roll up like as a jelly roll.
    6.Put in fridge for about an hour then cut into slices.
    7.Store in fridge.

  4. Judy J says

    Here are several potato candy recipes:

    Potato Candy

    Take leftover mashed potatoes and keep adding powdered sugar until it turns
    into a dough and isn’t sticky anymore. Roll out on a counter dusted with
    more powdered sugar. Spread a layer of peanut butter (and maybe jelly?) and
    roll up jellyroll style. Slice and enjoy!

    Potato Fudge

    3 Tbsp. shortening
    3 Tbsp. butter
    1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. cocoa
    1/3 cup mashed potatoes
    1/8 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 lb. (16 oz.) powdered sugar
    1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

    In a microwave safe bowl, melt shortening and butter in the microwave. Stir in cocoa until smooth. Add potatoes, salt and vanilla. Mix well. Blend in powdered sugar, mix and add nuts. Dough will be very lumpy. Kneed until smooth. Press into a buttered 8×8 inch pan. Cool in the
    refrigerator before cutting.

    Makes 64 pieces.

    Potato Candy Pinwheels

    Add powdered sugar to cooled mashed potatoes until a dough forms. Roll the dough to whatever thickness you like (about 1/4 inch works well). Spread peanut butter (crunchy or smooth) onto the rolled-out dough. Roll the candy up and wrap it in wax paper or plastic wrap. Put the roll in the refrigerator to cool and harden. Slice and serve.

    Potato Fudge Cake

    2 cups sugar
    1 tsp. salt
    2 cups flour
    1 cup milk
    1 cup mashed potatoes
    2/3 cup cocoa
    3 tsp. baking powder
    2/3 cup butter
    4 eggs, separated
    1 cup chopped nuts

    Cream sugar and butter. Add egg yolks. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with milk. Add potatoes, and stir in nuts. Gently fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Bake at 350 degrees until firm.

    Potato Candy Easter Eggs

    3/4 cup mashed potatoes
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3-1/2 cup confectioners sugar
    8 ounces semisweet chocolate
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil

    In mixing bowl, mix potato, salt and vanilla. Gradually mix in sugar. Cover and refrigerate until cold. Shape 1/2 tablespoon of mixture into an egg shape. Heat chocolate and oil until chocolate melts. Dip eggs into chocolate oil mixture. Set aside on wax paper in refrigerator to harden.

    I hope one of these are what you are wanting.

  5. shelly says

    I don’t remember it being so fancy and rolled up…it was kinda like a big hunk of yummy stuff lol (coulda been a mans “fancy” though) I’m going to try these recipes and see if it tastes the same….thats all that matters!! Thanks so much everyone!

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