Potato Candy
By kml9876 | Published on Sunday December 14, 2008 | Categories: Christmas | Candy

I typically make needhams in rectangles/squares using this recipe http://cakestobake.com/articles/kml9876/Needhams.html
A few weeks ago I was talking to a friend telling her the things I planned to make for Christmas.She mentioned how her mother always made potato candy in the shape of balls. So I decided that I had to give it a try.

  • 3/4 cup of mashed potatoes (do not add salt, butter, or milk- just the plain potatoes that have been cooked)
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 stick of melted butter
  • 2 lbs of confectionars' sugar
  • 1 large bag of coconut
  • 2 tsp of vanilla
Chocolate Coating
  • 1 large bag of chocolate chips
  • 4 squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 square of wax
  • White candy melts or white chocolate chips to drizzle over the tops of each candy

  1. Melt the butter in a large pan.
  2. Put the mashed potatoes and salt into the pan with the melted butter over low heat.
  3. Add half of the confectioners' sugar. Allow the sugar to melt into the mixture.
  4. Next add the other half of the confectioners' sugar. Allow this as well to melt into the mixture.
  5. Now add the bag of coconut into the mixture.  Mix all of the ingredients together.
  6. Roll the mixture into small balls and place on a buttered baking sheet. Cover with waxed paper.
  7. Allow the mixture in the baking sheet to set for about three days in the fridge.
  8. After three days you can dip the candy into the chocolate.
  9. Melt the chocolate chips, 4 squares of unsweetened chocolate, and the 1/2 square of wax in a double boiler.
  10. When the mixture is completely melted together dip the balls using a toothpick into the chocolate.
  11. Place the dipped balls onto waxed paper. Allow to cool.
  12. Melt the white candy melts/white chocolate chips in a plastic decorating bag. Cut off a small portion of the tip and drizzle over the candy.

Article: Potato Candy
Categories: Christmas | Candy
Description: A sweet coconut candy
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