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Peppermint Potato Candy

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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 2-3/4 pounds


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 271 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • mifediba
    Dec 10, 2012

    No comment left

  • bylaw
    Dec 3, 2010

    These are very good and super sweet. Next time I think I'll use either wax paper or parchment paper to line the pan. Don't let the chocolate get too hard. It cracks when you try to cut it. ;)

  • dorajensen
    Dec 31, 2009

    We love this recipe...especially since I don't eat chocolate. I can still enjoy the wonderful minty taste...I just leave off the chocolate, so our whole family can eat it. Yum!

  • ahmom
    Oct 29, 2009

    very good!