This Depression-era recipe is a keeper. I always marveled at how such a simple ingredient could transform into something so delicious

Venture back to a time when simple ingredients and cherished family recipes reigned supreme. Enter the world of Old-Fashioned Potato Candy. This nostalgic delicacy, with its roots planted deep in the early 1900s, is a testament to the magic of tradition and the innovation of home cooks.

As a child, holiday seasons at my grandmother’s were incomplete without this sweet treat. With each bite, it felt as if I were unravelling stories of old, tales of my grandmother’s culinary adventures. Using potatoes in candy? It may raise eyebrows now, but back then, it was a stroke of genius. These candies bear witness to her creativity, and today, they help me cherish those memories of yesteryears.

Old Fashioned Potato Candy Recipe


1/2 cup of mashed russet potato (cooled)

6 cups of confectioner’s sugar, with some extra for dusting

1/3 cup creamy peanut butter

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

A pinch of salt


Steps to Sweetness:


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