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Almond Potato Candy

 Almond Potato Candy
When my mother was a child, my grandmother would make this as a substitute for expensive store-bought marzipan. I've since added the melted chocolate, which gives it more richness. —Betty Hartigan, Calgary, Alberta
60 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mashed potatoes (prepared without milk and butter)
  • 2 cups whole blanched almonds, finely ground
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Additional confectioners' sugar or ground almonds

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, almonds, sugar, cocoa and
  • almond extract; mix well. Add melted chips and stir well. Cover and
  • refrigerate for several hours. Shape teaspoonfuls into balls; roll
  • in sugar or almonds. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 54 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.