Saturday, December 20, 2008

Maine Potato Candy

I saw this recipe in Taste of Home years ago. I have been wanting to make it for a while. I like Mounds and thought this would be similar. It is similar, but the chocolate coating has to be perfected. I wasn't totally jazzed about it. It's good but it is very sweet and very rich. I think I would rather have a piece of that fudge!

If this sounds like it might tickle your Christmas fancy or you know of a great way to bathe it in chocolate, give it a try and let me know. I think the title should be changed to Coconut candy though, since coconut plays a staring role in it. The potato has a very small part in this.

from Taste of Home

4 cups confectioners sugar
4 cups shredded coconut
3/4 cup cold, plain, mashed potatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
chocolate for coating the candy

In a bowl mix together all ingredients; coconut, confectioers sugar, mashed potatoes, vanilla and salt. Thoroughly combine. Press into 9 inch square pan that ahs been lined with foil. Chill overnight. Cut into small pieces, about the size of a mini chocolate bar and place on a cookie sheet to freeze.

Prepare chocolate and remove the little bars from the freezer. Dip in chocolate to cover, place on sheets of waxed papers to set. Chill again.


Cristine said...

Interesting! I've never heard of potato in candy before! :)

Christine said...

Such a pretty picture, the red berries really make the chocolate stand out! It does look like a mounds bar, but I would rather have the fudge from the other recipe!

kat said...

Potato candy?! Sounds like something a Scandinavian would come up with...

Anonymous said...

I love these! I make a potato/peanut butter fudge :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Yum! We made potato candy growing up, but it looks nothing like this!

Grace said...

isn't there a candy bar like this made in idaho? i feel like i saw something like it at some point. actually, now that i think about it, i don't think there was any potato in it at all, but it was shaped like a potato. hmm. enough babbling--i love coconut, so methinks i'd love this too, even if it is rich!