Old fashioned potato pinwheel candy. You read it correctly: Potato Candy! This recipe has been a favorite in my family for generations. Recipe includes lots of tips and options for variations.
Mama said her Mama Reed used to make it around the holidays for all the She made her potato candy a little different than how I'm making it here, but there are so many ways to customize this recipe that I'm sure you will be. An old-fashioned candy with a surprising ingredient, these Potato Peanut Butter Pinwheels are a charming dessert. Mashed Potato Candy is an unique and unusual candy recipe. You can have Old fashioned potato pinwheel candy using 4 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Old fashioned potato pinwheel candy
- Prepare 1 medium of size potato, should be 3/4 cup..
- It’s 4 1/2 cup of powder sugar.
- It’s 1 jar (16 oz) of crunchy peanut butter.
- It’s 1 tsp of almond extract.
This is also a great recipe to use up extra mashed potatoes. Although many people confuse the two. Old Fashioned Potato Candy is made up of powdered sugar, mashed potatoes, and nut butter. I have also made this potato candy for many years.
Old fashioned potato pinwheel candy instructions
- Microwave the potatoes till tender that you can stick a fork through it.let cool for 13 minutes.peel and mash.you want the potato on the lukewarm side to mix sugar in..
- Using a mixer, add sugar one cup a time, it will turn to liquid keep adding sugar till firm dough. Now on wax paper, sprinkle powder sugar on paper..half the dough, put one half on paper, spread on with rolling pin in to a square .i used a cookie sheet to help shap the dough.. NOTE YOU MAY NEED TO ADD SUGAR OR Minus some sugar. Depends on how warm that POTATO is..
- Now spread peanut butter even on top of dough, thick layer. Cut in half long way..
- Leave both pieces on paper, on one side roll dough in to pin wheels ..
- Repeat next half of dough. and do this again with remaining dough. When done place in refrigerator for 4 hours. After the 4 hours or over night. Cut into slices, about 1/2 inch thick. should make around 3 1/2 dozen or more..
- Ready to eat, this can be sweet. but oh so good. enjoy old fashioned candy.
- Make sure the potatoe is 3/4 cup.
I have even used left over mashed potatoes. At one point even added cocoa powder for a chocolate version. Store the candy in an airtight. The potato acts as a binder in the dough and the end result tastes nothing at all like potatoes. It's just a soft, sweet (like, really sweet), no-bake candy that's genius in its resourcefulness.