Potato candies Recipe
Potato candies
Flavors of Quebec
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Prep. time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 40 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
For 4 dozens

- 1 medium potato
- 480 à 720 g (4 to 6 cups) icing sugar
- 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp.) vanilla
- Peanut butter

Topping choices:
- Nuts: walnuts or pecans
- Dried fruit: dried cranberries, apricots, or dates
- Chocolate chips
- Dark or semi-sweet chocolate

  1. Bake potato for 40 minutes.
  2. Let potato cool completely and scoop out the flesh. If you are using a boiled potato, it is important to fry the mashed flesh in order to dry it. The time will depend on the quantity of water in the potato.
  3. Gradually incorporate icing sugar and vanilla until dough is soft but firm enough to be worked.

Traditional candies with peanut butter

  1. Flatten dough with a rolling pin to 6 or 7 mm (about 0.3 inch).
  2. Spread with peanut butter and roll dough into a cylinder. Let cool in the refrigerator and then slice.

Preparation for different toppings

  1. Follow the first four steps of the basic recipe above.
  2. Make small balls of dough (10 ml or 2 tsp.).
  3. Flatten them slightly and place a half nut or a piece of dried fruit on top.

Variation with chocolate chips

  1. Follow the first four steps of the basic recipe above.
  2. Add chocolate chips, chopped nuts or chopped dried fruit or a mixture of these to the dough.
  3. Mix well, make small balls of dough, then either flatten them or leave them round.
Potato candies 1
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Photos: Fédération des producteurs de pommes de terre du Québec

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