Money was tight. Sweet tooths were still alive and well. Potatoes were plentiful. The answer was potato candy.
- 1 large russet potato
- A small pot-o-water
- 2-pound bag of powdered sugar
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- Yellow food coloring (optional)
Peel and cut potato. Boil until soft enough to poke a fork through very easily. Strain water and mush potato well. Add enough powdered sugar to make a clay-like candy you can form into, well, potatoes. Coat each one with a light dusting of cocoa powder or cinnamon. Cut a few almost all the way in half. Color a small amount of dough with yellow food coloring and make into tiny butter cubes. Place inside cut “potatoes”. Super-fun for kids.
If you like coconut, you can also add coconut to this dough and then dip formed balls into melted chocolate for a homemade Mound’s candy bar treat.