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Peanut Butter and Jelly Potato Candy

Peanut Butter and Jelly Potato Candy
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 30

Old-fashioned potato candy wrapped around thin layers of peanut butter and jelly! ...MORE+ LESS-

Macheesmo Macheesmo
April 18, 2017

Ingredients

6
oz potatoes, cooked and mashed
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
1/2
cup Cascadian Farm™ organic fruit spread (any flavor) (such as Concord Grape)
Powdered sugar, for rolling and dusting

Steps

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  • 1
    Peel potato and dice it into one-inch cubes.
  • 2
    Cook potato in boiling water until it is tender, about 10 minutes. Drain potatoes and pat them dry with a paper towel. Weigh your potatoes. You want about six ounces of cooked potatoes.
  • 3
    Add potatoes to a medium bowl and mash well. Add powdered sugar to potatoes and continue mashing.
  • 4
    Add flour to the mixture in 1/2 cup batches, stirring it in as you go. You will need around 2 cups or maybe a bit more. Your final dough should be very firm and not sticky at all.
  • 5
    Lay out a large piece of wax paper and divide your potato dough in half. Sprinkle wax paper with a heavy coat of powdered sugar. Roll out one half of potato dough and cut into a large rectangle about 8x4-inches. It doesn't have to be exact.
  • 6
    Spread 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter on surface of dough followed by 1/4 cup of jelly.
  • 7
    Starting at one end, roll potato dough up into a tight tube.
  • 8
    Repeat rolling steps with other half of potato dough.
  • 9
    Wrap tube in wax paper and store in the fridge. When you are ready to serve, slice into thin wheels.
 

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • I remember visiting my grandmother’s house as a child; she would occasionally have out a plate of strangely soft and slightly sweet candies. “What are these?” I would ask. “They are special candies.” My grandmother would reply. After a few years, I learned that what my grandmother meant by “special” was “made from leftover potatoes.” They were very tasty though, so I could’ve cared less what they were made from! Now that I’m grown up, I fully appreciate being able to make a fun candy out of a few ounces of potatoes and a other basic ingredients. I jazzed up my peanut butter and jelly potato candy recipe from the original; that was just the dough cut out into pieces. Ideally, you’ll have some leftover potatoes that you could use to make these, but you can also start from scratch. Just peel a large Russet potato and cube it into one-inch cubes.
  • The most important part of this recipe is to weigh your potatoes. You want about six ounces of cooked potatoes. If you skip this step or eyeball it, that’s fine, but your amounts for the sugar and flour will almost certainly be off and you’ll have to wing it. You might think that the sugar would cause the potatoes to thicken, but it actually does the opposite. The sugar will pull out moisture from the potatoes and turn it into a soupy mess. Your final dough should be really stiff and not sticky at all. If it’s sticky, add in more flour by the tablespoon until it’s nice and dry. When you want to serve some candy, just take a roll out of the fridge and slice off a few ½ inch slices. This candy has a really unique texture, almost like nougat. It’s sweet, but not overly so, and the peanut butter and jelly add a nice touch. If you have kids and ever had this as a kid like me, now you can make it for yours! Candy, Candy, Candy, I Can't Let You Go Treat your sweet tooth to some sweet treats!

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