3-ingredient Old-fashioned Potato Candy
Your Grandma might have called it depression candy. This easy-to-make, old-fashioned favorite is a true piece of nostalgia.
Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 3 lbs
  • 1 small potato (or ½ medium potato)
  • 2 lb confectioner's sugar
  • 1 jar peanut butter
  1. Peel, boil and mash potato. Set aside ½ of potato and put other ½ in mixer. Add sugar, about a cup at a time, mixing thoroughly. Once all sugar is added, add the rest of the potato a little at a time until you reach a thick, cookie dough-like consistency.
  2. Dust a cutting board or large piece of parchment paper with confectioner's sugar. Roll out dough, about 2 cups at a time, until about ¼-inch thick. Spread with an even layer of peanut butter; roll up into a log shape. Repeat until all dough is used. Place candy rolls in fridge.
  3. Once chilled and firm to the touch, remove from fridge and slice each roll into ½"-thick pieces.
  4. Makes approx. 3 lbs candy. (Although I have never actually used an entire batch. It makes a LOT and I usually quit before I roll it all out.)
Recipe by ABCs and Garden Peas at https://abcsandgardenpeas.com/recipe-3-ingredient-potato-candy/