Mashed Potato Candy

Feb. 15, 2006, midnight | By Alexis Egan | 16 years, 4 months ago

An odd but irresistibly delicious dessert

Who would have thought that mashed potatoes and candy could be used in the same recipe, or even the same sentence? But don't be fooled by the strange mix of ingredients; this dessert is truly delicious. Mashed potato candy has a uniquely smooth and creamy texture that is absolutely sensational.

Photo: These doughy candies are a sweet and sophisticated addition to any dining experience.

Makes around 70 candies


- Big bowl
- Mixing implement
- Double boiler
- Wax paper


- 1/4 cup of mashed potatoes
- 1 teaspoon of butter
- 3/4 cup of shredded coconut
- 1 pound of powdered sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla
- 5 squares of unsweetened chocolate


1. Cook and mash the potatoes, place in a bowl

2. In the bowl mix in the butter until well blended

3. Gradually add the powdered sugar and the coconut until it is the consistency of play-dough. If the candy is hard to mix, add teaspoons of water until blended

4. Mold the mixture into round circles

5. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate on a double boiler and cook until thick

6. Dip the circular candy into the chocolate and coat well

7. Place on wax paper, cool and enjoy

Alexis Egan. Alexis is a (very) short junior, who is very pleased to be writing for Chips Online with all her friends. Along with writing, her other hobbies are playing soccer, reading about Mount Everest and listening to any Irish music. Her favorite movie is The Princess … More »

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