I had a recipe for potato fudge that was out of this world and I lost it. It was something someone brought to work and he shared the recipe with me and now I have no idea what I did with it. That was two eons and four states ago. Does anyone have a great recipe for potato fudge?
4 tbsp butter (half stick)
2 cup sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
5 oz evaporated milk
1 cup instant potatoes (see below for other potato
1/4 tsp salt
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup or half a bag)
1 tsp vanilla
Line a 9" x 9" pan with aluminum foil and set aside. Prepare the
potato concoction and set aside.
Heat milk at Medium setting until warm then add sugar, salt, and
corn syrup. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally with a
wooden spoon. Continue to boil for about  full minutes then add
the potato preparation (see below), mix. Bring back to a boil for 
full minutes -or- if using a candy thermometer continue boiling until
the boiling temperature reaches 234°F. [Total of 8 minutes of
boiling or until 234°F is reached.]
Remove from heat and stir remaining butter and chocolate chips.
Stir in vanilla
Here are 2 recipes using real potatoes.
3 squares (3 oz) unsweetened chocolate
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup unseasoned, mashed potatoes (at room temp)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
3-3/4 cups (1 pound) powdered sugar
2 teaspoons milk or soy milk
Almonds, finely chopped
Melt chocolate and butter together in a saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and stir in mashed potatoes, vanilla, and salt.
Sift powdered sugar into large bowl.
Add chocolate mixture and mix well. Mixture will be slightly dry and crumbly.
If necessary, add milk to make a dough that can be kneaded.
Turn out on a board and knead until smooth.
Dust board with powdered sugar if necessary.
Shape mixture into two rolls, about one inch in diameter.
Roll in chopped almonds.
Wrap in wax paper and chill.
Cut into 1/2 inch thick slices.
Makes 4 dozen.
1/2 cup unseasoned, well-mashed cooked potato (about 1 medium potato)
3 cups powdered (confectioners) sugar
1 cup flaked or shredded coconut
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 ounces semisweet chocolate
While the potato is hot, beat in the sugar and coconut; then the vanilla.
Press into a lightly greased 8 inch square pan.
Melt chocolate and pour over top.
Chill and cut into squares.
Keeps indefinitely in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Makes 64, 1 inch pieces.
We used to have something similar to this when I was in elementary school. (I know, that was a long time ago!) The ones we had were peanut butter. Does anyone know if you can substitute the peanut butter for the chocolate? I've tried for years to find this recipe. I had finally given up. Now, I see this and I'm wondering.....
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