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Potato Candy

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Yield: 20 candies 1x


Indulge, in the embrace of nostalgia with Potato Candy, where simplicity transforms into a treat. In this recipe a humble russet potato breaks free from its dinner duties and blends harmoniously with a fluffy coating of powdered sugar creating the perfect canvas for a luscious ribbon of peanut butter. Each bite offers a balance between the comforting weight of the potato and the silky temptation of peanut butter all adorned with a dusting of powdered sugar. It’s more than candy—it’s like taking a journey back to carefree childhood days, with every slice.



1 russet potato, 5 – 5 1/2 ounces, peeled and cubed

68 c confectioners’ sugar (adjust based on consistency)

1/2 c creamy peanut butter


First, peel the potato. Cut it into cubes. Then boil the potato until it becomes tender, which usually takes 10 minutes.

Once the potato is cooked drain any water. Proceed to mash it until it becomes smooth, with no lumps.

Next, gradually add sugar to the mashed potato while mixing it together. Keep adding until you achieve a dough consistency.

Take a sheet of parchment paper. Roll out the dough on it to a thickness of 1/4 inch.

Evenly spread peanut butter over the rolled-out dough.

Starting from one end carefully roll the dough into a log shape, all the way to the end.

Place the log, in the refrigerator. Let it chill for at least 2 hours. This will help firm up the dough.

Remove the log from the refrigerator. Cut it into slices approximately 1/2 inch thick. Now your delicious creation is ready to be served!


Attention all sweet tooths and gluten-free gourmets! Our Potato Candy recipe is a serendipitous delight that’s naturally free from gluten, making it a perfect treat for those with dietary restrictions or anyone looking for a guilt-free indulgence. In this deceptively simple recipe, the russet potato stars as the gluten-free foundation, melding with the pure, sweet powdery embrace of confectioners’ sugar. Just ensure your peanut butter is labeled gluten-free, as cross-contamination can be a hidden foe.