This Mashed Potato Fudge recipe is an old family
recipe that has been passed down for generations. Since this candy recipe is a unique and unusual recipes,
I thought everyone would enjoy seeing them and perhaps making this
delicious fudge. They taste kind of like Almond Joy (Mounds Bar) candy bars, but without the almonds. Makes a great Christmas candy. Also a great way to use
leftover mashed potatoes.
Mashed Potato Fudge - Coconut Potato Fudge Recipe:
Yields: 64 1-inch pieces
Prep time: 15 min
1/2 cup unseasoned, well-mashed cooked
potatoes (about 1 medium potato)*
powdered (confectioners) sugar
1 cup flaked or shredded coconut
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 ounces semi-sweet
3 tablespoons butter
* You can also bake a medium-size potato and mash it while still hot. The mashed potatoes should equal 1/4 cup.
Learn how to make
Perfect Mashed Potatoes. You can also use instant mashed potatoes to make this candy.
Bake or microwave the potato until a fork pierces it easily.
While the mashed potatoes are still hot, beat in the powdered sugar and coconut; then add the vanilla extract.
Press into a lightly greased 8-inch square pan; set aside.
In a saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and butter, stirring occasionally. When melted, pour over top of the potato mixture.
Refrigerate until set and then cut into squares.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Makes 64 1-inch pieces.
VARIATIONS WITHOUT CHOCOLATE:
Roll potato mixture on wax paper sprinkled with powdered sugar until very thin. Spread with creamy peanut butter and then roll into a long log. Roll in a little more powdered sugar and refrigerate. Slice to serve.
TENNESSEE CHRISTMAS MINTS:
Omit vanilla extract and substitute a few drops of oil of peppermint. Tint fondant pink with food coloring. Flatten balls to approximately 1/2-inch thickness.
COFFEE MOCHA LOGS:
Add 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder to recipe while
kneading mixture. Shape into finger rolls 1/2-by-2 inches. Roll in chocolate sprinkles.