Making Candy Easter Eggs with Mashed Potatoes

Does anybody know the recipe for making candy easter eggs with mashed potatoes? My mom made both peanut butter and coconut eggs, and I'd love to include them in my kids treats.

Doodles from Jersey

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February 21, 20080 found this helpful
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This recipe is from www.recipezaar.com

I'm sure you can make it into any shape you wish

Mashed Potato Candy

Recipe # 65601

Ingredients

# 1/4 cup mashed potatoes (1 sm. potato)

# 2 tablespoons milk

# 1 teaspoon vanilla

# 1 dash salt

1 (1 lb) box powdered sugar

# peanut butter

Directions

1.Mix together all ingredients, except peanut butter.

2.Add sugar until it's of dough consistency.

3.Refrigerate to chill dough for an hour or two.

4.Roll out onto powdered sugar dusted bread board or waxed paper.

5.Spread peanut butter over potato dough.

6. Roll it up like a jelly roll loaf.

7.Refrigerate for about an hour, then slice into pinwheels.

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February 21, 20080 found this helpful
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Candy Easter Eggs

3/4 cup mashed potatoes

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 1/2 cup confectioners sugar

8 ounces semisweet chocolate

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

In mixing bowl, mix potato, salt and vanilla. Gradually mix in sugar. Cover and refrigerate until cold. Shape 1/2 tablespoon of mixture into an egg shape.

Heat chocolate and oil until chocolate melts. Dip eggs into chocolate oil mixture. Set aside on wax paper in refrigerator to harden.

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February 21, 20080 found this helpful

I have never heard of such a thing. I love odd recipes like that. Might have to give it a go.

Here is a coconut version:

http://baking.about.com/od/easteregg1/r/coconutcream.htm

And one with peanut butter:

http://www.cebsys.com/fmkit3/001863.htm

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February 21, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks so much! Quick answers and I think they're exactly what I was looking for.

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February 22, 20080 found this helpful

My grandmother use to make this for us, Her's was very sweet and so-SO-SO good I haven't thought of that candy in years. Thank you for reminding me of this great old recipe.

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March 8, 20080 found this helpful

I was so happy to find this recipe. As Easter approaches, my sister and I were just talking about the eggs our Mom made for us years ago. It was in the early 1960's and the recipe was in a woman's magazine. I remember that no one could believe the eggs were made of mashed potatoes. How fun to discover the recipe once again! Thanks.

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March 16, 20100 found this helpful

I had completely forgotten about this candy! Thank you!

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