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Maine Potato Candy Recipe

Maine Potato Candy Recipe

"Years ago, folks in Maine ate potatoes daily and used leftovers in bread, doughnuts and candy," says Barbara Allen, Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 cups flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup cold mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil; butter the foil. Spread coconut mixture into pan. Cover and chill overnight. Cut into 2-in. x 1-in. rectangles. Cover and freeze.
  • 2. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip bars in coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper to set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 pounds.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 172 calories, 7 g fat (6 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.