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Old Fashioned Caramel Potato Recipe


Old Fashioned Caramel Potato Recipe

This Depression-era recipe has survived. I’ve always wondered how such a simple ingredient can become something so delicious


1/2 cup russet mashed potatoes (chilled)

6 cups powdered sugar, with a little sugar for dusting

1/3 Cup creamy peanut butter


1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

Steps for sweetness:

Using an electric mixer, combine mashed potatoes, milk, vanilla and salt in a spacious bowl.


Gradually stir in the powdered sugar, adding one cup at a time. Continue mixing until a firm dough forms. If it’s too sticky, sprinkle more sugar on top, one tablespoon at a time.Form the dough into a ball and roll it out into a thin rectangle measuring 25 x 30 cm and about 3 mm thick. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.

Spread an even layer of peanut butter on top. Roll out the dough tightly with baking paper and place it in the freezer for an hour.

Once the roll is set, cut it into 1/4-inch wedges.To store, place the candies in an airtight container and refrigerate.

And there you have it: the eternal, old-fashioned potato candy. It’s more than just a recipe; It is a bridge to the past, a reminder of loved ones and shared memories. So next time you’re craving a unique, comforting treat, whip up a batch of this sweet potato and embrace the nostalgia.


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