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Maine Potato Candy

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling

Makes

40 servings

Years ago, folks in Maine ate potatoes daily and used leftovers in bread, doughnuts and other dishes. This potato candy recipe captures all of the old-school flavors. —Barbara Allen, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Maine Potato Candy Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 cups sweetened shredded 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 5 ingredients. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil; butter the foil. Spread coconut mixture into pan. Cover and chill overnight. Cut into 2x1-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.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 155 calories, 7g fat (6g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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