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January 25, 2017

Granny’s Mashed Potato Candy Balls

2 to 3 medium potatoes
1 1/2 to 2 lbs. confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp. vanilla, peppermint, maple, or coconut extract.
2 tbsp. butter

1 ½ pounds dipping chocolate

2 or 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate

Chopped nuts, optional

Cook potatoes, peel and mash; cool to lukewarm or able to handle.    Add sugar, vanilla and butter, blending well. The sugar amount will vary according to size of potatoes. The dough should be quite stiff, but not too dry; cover with damp cloth and chill in frig for about 2 hours.

Roll in balls and place on cookie sheet, cover again with damp cloth and freeze.

Melt dipping chocolate and unsweetened chocolate in double boiler.   Dip frozen potato balls into melted chocolate coating well and roll in nuts if desired.

Keep chilled in frig until ready to eat ….they make wonderful gifts.   Enjoy now!

Variations:

Dip bottom of candy in chocolate and then drizzle over the top instead of fully coating.

Dip in White Chocolate then dip in crushed peppermint candy or shredded coconut

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Posted by The Deedol Collection….aka Granny’s Favorites Cookbooks

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