Potato Candy Recipe

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This is not fancy. This is not one of those show stopping desserts like Pastry Chef Stella Parks aka Bravetart plates up for Table Three Ten in Lexington. What Potato Candy IS is a FAMILY tradition.

Quick and Easy Potato Candy Recipe

Momma did not often make sweets at our house. But every once in the while, she would mosey to the kitchen and put together a treat. Looking back, I realize they were never fancy, never pretentious But the thing is they are embedded in my brain swaddled in giggles. Isn’t that the way food should be?

Potato Candy does not really require a recipe.

Potato candy is easy; one of those recipes the kids can help out with. When I was little, it probably took me more time to spread the peanut butter than it did for mom to get the potato peeled, boiled and mixed.

Oh, I should mention she had to sweep up after I got through with this. Me and Confectionary Sugar, I do not care how careful I am it is going to go everywhere coating the work island, floor and cabinet crevices with a snowy white dusting. That’s a mess I have never outgrown making. Giggles!


Grab the kids and get in the kitchen. This candy recipe is so simple! There is no time like today to make a memory.

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About Joyce Pinson

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.