Friday, March 21, 2008
2 medium potatoes ( 2 cups total when mashed)
1 stick of butter
2 boxes of confectioners sugar ( 1-lb size)
1 1/2 teaspoons of good vanilla extract
2 Cups melted chocolate
Boil and mash potatoes , then cool to room temp. Add butter to potatoes. Mix potatoes, sugar, and vanilla extract, and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour. The mixture should be the consistency of marzipan. Add more sugar if not thick enough. Divide into 16 equal pieces (or more, if you want them smaller) and roll into egg shapes. Freeze them for 30 minutes. Dip Pieces into melted chocolate to cover, and transfer to a rack for the chocolate to harden.
This recipe has been around for as long as I can remember. When I was in second grade at Featherbed Lane Elem. School, we did a class project with Mrs. Botton. The project was a class cook-book. One of the moms came in and did a demonstration of this "Potato Candy" and gave us samples. Well I had never had anything like it and it was just wonderful.
Several years back my mom found the cookbook and gave it to me to save.