In my precious blog, “Family Christmas Traditions in 2020” I listed one of my favorite traditions is making cookies and candy. My Grandma Iva was an avid baker and candy maker. I’d like to share with you one of her most unusual, and deliciously sweet, candies.
I have many fond memories of making these with my mother, standing side by side at the kitchen counter, chatting, assembling ingredients, feeling the closeness of my mother’s love.
Grandma Iva’s Old Fashion Potato Loaf Candy
1 small boiled potato, mashed
1 -2 one-pound box powdered sugar (depends on potato size)
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup nuts (I like pecans!)
1 cup chopped or split dates
Mix potato and enough sugar until consistency of pie crust. Cover bread board with wax paper. Roll out into a rectangle on wax paper. Spread with one layer each of peanut butter, then dates, then nuts. Roll as a jelly roll, removing wax paper as it is rolled. Wrap tightly in wax paper and refrigerate until firm. Slice.
Wishing you and your family a holiday filled with love and yummy treats.
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