No one will suspect that these quick minty candies started with yesterday's mashed potatoes. Our taste-testing panelists couldn't get enough of the chocolate-covered sweets that were submitted by Cindy Reams from Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.
Peppermint Potato Candy Recipe photo by Taste of Home
3/4 cup mashed potatoes (prepared without milk and butter)
2 teaspoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
7-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening
In a large bowl, beat the mashed potatoes, butter and extract until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Press into a foil-lined 13-in. x 9-in. pan.
In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread over potato mixture. Cover and refrigerate until set. Using foil, lift candy out of pan. Discard foil; cut candy into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container.