This is an old family recipe that has been passed down for generations. Since these are 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
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.