Mashed Potato Candy

Mashed Potato CandyAs Christmas approaches, my work in the kitchen grows more frantic! The standards, Oreo truffles, peanut clusters,and peanut butter balls, are made and hidden in the freezer.

Now it’s time to branch off into the new and different!

My sister Sandy shared this recipe that, with mashed potatoes in the middle, definitely qualifies for the different! But since I love both mashed potatoes and chocolate, I was game to try it! Believe it or not, they really taste good!

Mashed Potato Candy

Combine in mixing bowl: 4 cups powdered sugar, 4 cups coconut, 3/4 cup of cold mashed potatoes (without butter or milk), 1 1/2 tsps. vanilla and 1/2 tsp. salt.

Line a 9 inch square cake pan with foil and butter it. Spread the coconut mixture into the pan. Cover and chill overnight.

Cut into 2 inch by 1 inch rectangles. Cover and freeze.

Melt 1 pound of dark candy coating. Dip the bars in the coating and place on waxed paper to harden. Store in airtight containers.

These do freeze well, so they are perfect to make ahead and hide until you need them!