mashed potato candy

A chemical reaction takes place when potato starch comes into contact with sugar.  It’s this reaction that makes wonderful candy!!!

1- 2 Tablespoons leftover mashed potatoes

a couple pounds of powdered sugar (confectioner’s sugar)

With an electric mixer, place the potatoes and a cup or so of  the sugar into a bowl and beat on low (to avoid sugar flying all over the place)  Continue to add powdered sugar until you get what looks like playdough.  Sprinkle powdered sugar on a clean dry table or counter and plop your candy onto it.  Coat your rolling pin (or hands) with powdered sugar and roll out thicker than you would for cut out cookies.  Spread peanut butter onto the dough and roll up like a jelly roll.  Leave this sit for a little while to dry it out slightly.  Slice it and let it sit again to dry slightly.  Store for longer periods in the fridge – but I doubt you will need to store it very long.   It will get gobbled up (p.s. don’t tell your picky eaters that there are potatoes in it until after they have told you how good it is!!!)

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