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.
- 1 VERY small potato
- Lots of powdered sugar (I try to have either 2 large bags or 4 boxes on hand just in case)
- Peanut Butter – creamy works best
Step One: Boil the heck out of the potato. I typically boil it for about an hour
Step Two: Peel and mash the potato – concentrate on making it as smooth as possible
Step Three: Mix powdered sugar with potato (adding a small amount of sugar at a time) until a dough forms
Step Four: 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.
Step Five: Spread a layer of peanut butter over the flattened dough
Step Six: Roll into log and slice into pieces.
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.