Coconut Potato Fudge Recipe
Coconut Potato Fudge, also known as Mashed Potato Fudge, is an old-fashion and treasured candy recipe that has been passed down for generations.
It was during the depression era in the United States that potato candy grew in popularity where cooks had to learn to be resourceful with less expensive ingredients. If you have never eaten potato candy, the concept may seem a bit odd. Those who have eaten it know that it is incredibly sweet, much like fudge or caramel.
Since this candy recipe is a unique and very unusual candy recipe, I thought everyone would enjoy seeing this candy recipe and perhaps making this delicious Mashed Potato Fudge. Mashed Potato Fudge taste kind of like Almond Joy (Mounds Bar) candy bars, but without the almonds. No one will guess that you have used mashed potatoes in this recipe, unless you tell them!
Makes a great Christmas candy. Also a great way to use leftover plain mashed potatoes.
Check out another wonderful Mashed Potato Candy Recipe with Peanut Butter filling! More wonderful Candy Recipes.
Coconut Potato Fudge Recipe:
VARIATIONS WITHOUT CHOCOLATE:
PEANUT BUTTER: 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.
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