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Peppermint Potato Candy

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

about 2-3/4 pounds

No one will suspect that these quick minty candies started with yesterday's mashed potatoes. Our taste-testing panelists couldn't get enough of the chocolate-covered sweets that were submitted by Cindy Reams from Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mashed potatoes (prepared without milk and butter)
  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 7-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the mashed potatoes, butter and extract until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Press into a foil-lined 13-in. x 9-in. pan.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread over potato mixture. Cover and refrigerate until set. Using foil, lift candy out of pan. Discard foil; cut candy into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 271 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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