Pioneer Potato Candy

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    8 dozen

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

By Nell B. Nichols

Published 1972

  • About

For true pioneer candy, omit peanuts and chocolate, more recent additions


  • 1 c. warm unseasoned mashed potatoes
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp


  • Combine potatoes, salt and vanilla in a 4-qt. mixing bowl. Sift confectioners sugar over potatoes, stirring and adding about 1 c. at a time. Mixture will liquefy when first sugar is added, then gradually begin to thicken. When it becomes the consistency of stiff dough, knead it even though all the sugar has not been added (likewise, add more sugar if needed).
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