Peanut Butter Potato Candy #FoodieExtravaganza

Peanut Butter Potato Candy

Welcome back to our monthly Foodie Extravaganza!


If this is your first time joining us, the Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly party hosted by bloggers who love food! Each month we incorporate one main ingredient into recipes to share with you and this month that ingredient is a classic family favorite…PEANUT BUTTER!

Which means you can see 18 more delicious & unique peanut butter recipes at the end of this post. Yay!

I can eat peanut butter as a spread, baked in recipes like Peanut Butter Donuts with Chocolate Icing or Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter Stuffed Donuts and then I make Peanut Butter Brownies and can’t forget the Peanut Rolled Egg Candy and of course homemade honey peanut butter.
For today’s event I decided to make my Mom’s homemade Peanut Butter Potato Candy. This recipe was my Gram’s and my Mom made it every Christmas as part of her homemade candy line up.
Cooked potatoes add the starch and moisture to hold the candy dough together. Russets are a good choice for this recipe.
I peel and cook the potatoes on top of the stove. Drain well.
I also like to work on a silicone mat when it comes to sticky dough. Remember to have some extra powdered sugar on hand to dust the pin and mat or waxed paper that you roll out the dough on.
Form a rectangle about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

Peanut Butter Potato Candy Rolled out
Spread with creamy or crunchy peanut butter. I use homemade or a good quality all natural brand.
Peanut Butter Potato Candy pb
Roll up the candy into a log. I like to wrap the log in waxed paper. Refrigerated for at least 2 hours or overnight before slicing.
Peanut Butter Potato Candy (550x550)
You can also roll pieces of the dough into balls and roll it in a mixture of powdered sugar and cocoa. Two parts sugar to one part cocoa.
The following recipe is more of a guideline that a recipe. Either way I know that you will find this candy delicious.

Peanut Butter Potato Candy
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  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled cooked and drained
  • 1 2 lb bag of powdered sugar plus extra for rolling out dough
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • milk as needed
  1. Mash potatoes or use a ricer.
  2. Add sugar slowly to form a stiff dough.
  3. Add milk a little at a time if too dry.
The moisture from the potatoes can vary greatly.

Don’t miss the rest of these delicious peanut butter recipes!


Peanut Butter & Potato Chip Fudge by Keep it Simple, Sweetie

Peanut Butter and Chicken Pumpkin Stew by Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Dairy Free Chocolate Syrup Swirled Peanut Butter Blondies by The Sweet {Tooth} Life

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies by My Creative Days

Applesauce Peanut Butter Muffins by Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Peanut Butter Beef Stew by The Joyful Foodie

Peanuty Autumn Roots by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce by Food Lust People Love

Peanut Butter Filled Steamed Buns by A Day in the Life on the Farm

Reese’s Krispies Popcorn by Making Miracles

Peanut Butter Potato Candy by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

Peanut Butter Curry Ramen by Rae Gun Ramblings

Hong Kong French Toast by Tara’s Multicultural Table

Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Pop Tarts by Passion Kneaded

Salted Vanilla Bean Peanut Butter Cup Fudge by Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

Buckeye Brownie Bites by The Freshman Cook

Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles by Garnish and Glaze

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes by Mrs. Penguin Bakes

Thai Peanut Chicken Skewers by Pantry Friendly Cooking

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18 Responses to Peanut Butter Potato Candy #FoodieExtravaganza

  1. What a very interesting recipe!! Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm recently posted..Peanut Butter filled Steamed Buns for #FoodieExtravaganzaMy Profile

  2. This looks really good and easy! I have never seen a “candy”recipe like this. Love it!
    Lindsay Eidahl recently posted..3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies {Foodie Extravaganza}My Profile

  3. Stacy says:

    How cool is this! I have never heard of potato candy but it makes perfect sense. Pinning this one to try on my friends. I’ll bet they never guess the secret ingredient.
    Stacy recently posted..Sesame Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce #FoodieExtravaganzaMy Profile

  4. I had no idea you could make candy with potatoes. Super cool!
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  5. Tara says:

    Yum, this looks delicious! I have never tried potato candy.
    Tara recently posted..#FoodieExtravaganza Peanut Butter: Hong Kong French ToastMy Profile

  6. Joy says:

    This is the first I’m hearing of potato candy. What a great idea! I bet it’s delicious with roasted, salted peanut butter for that bit of contrast. Thanks for sharing!
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  7. Jacklyn says:

    I feel like my grandma has a similar potato candy recipe, it sounds so interesting! I can’t wait to try yours!
    Jacklyn recently posted..Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes for #FoodieExtravaganzaMy Profile

  8. What a cool recipe!! Who knew spuds could be used in candy?!?!
    Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life recently posted..Cinnamon toast Crunch Oatmeal raisin cookiesMy Profile

  9. I would never have though potatoes made up this candy recipe, it sounds very interesting.
    Laura@Baking in Pyjamas recently posted..Double Chocolate Cranberry Cookies #Fill The Cookie JarMy Profile

  10. Kelster says:

    Never heard of potato candy before.Need to try this/
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