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RECIPE: Irish Potato Candy

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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.

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  • 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.

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Miz Helen

Monday 2nd of December 2013

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and thank you so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday! Miz Helen

Kelli Miller

Wednesday 4th of December 2013

Thank you for hosting and for always coming by to leave a comment. I have no idea how you have time to ALWAYS comment on everyone that links up. Thanks back at ya'! :-)

Deb @ Kneaded Creations

Monday 2nd of December 2013

What an interesting idea! I am going to have to try this, and the variation mentioned above with the coconut! just popping over from the DIY Showcase Link Party. I have pinned, liked and tweeted, and g+-ed. I would love it if you would drop by my site at for a short visit! I will look forward to seeing you there! Deb @ Kneaded Creations.

Kelli Miller

Wednesday 4th of December 2013

Thanks for coming by, Deb! I just love this and the memories making it invokes is priceless :-)

Crystal & Co

Saturday 30th of November 2013

I have never heard of these. Interesting.

Kelli Miller

Sunday 1st of December 2013

Girl, this is my absolute favorite Christmas candy and as soon as I introduced my kids to it they also fell in love! So very yummy!!

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

Tuesday 26th of November 2013

Sorry, I got distracted. I meant this looks amazing. Debi and Charly

Kelli Miller

Wednesday 27th of November 2013

LOL! Trust me, I totally get it :-) Thanks so much for your kind words - it is really yummy. You don't taste the potato just sweet and peanut butter :-)

Steph H

Thursday 24th of January 2013

Years ago, my kindergarten teacher and the class made this candy to raise money for a field trip.It was a big hit for the whole school!