How to Make Candy With Only a Potato, Nutella, and Sugar

How to Make Candy With Only a Potato, Nutella, and Sugar


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Nutella Potato Candy

Potato Candy

My Nutella potato candy has the consistency of fudge and tastes like Nutella with the sweetness of white chocolate!

But really, candy made with potatoes?  Yes, potatoes.  You’ll never know they are there.

Potato Candy

There are two types of potato candy.  There’s the potato candy that looks just like potatoes (the resemblance is astonishing) but actually contains no potatoes.  Then, there is the potato candy that, like mine, is made with potatoes.

Potato candy that contains potatoes is typically made of boiled potatoes and powdered sugar that are mixed together, rolled out thinly, topped with peanut butter, rolled up like a jelly roll, and sliced.  You can see the traditional way of making potato candy on Southern Plate.  I switched things up by microwaving the potatoes (easier), using Nutella instead of peanut butter, mixing everything together, and molding the potato candy into shamrocks (because shamrocks are adorable!).

Wilton Shamrock Lollipop Mold

To make the potato candy look like shamrocks, you’ll need a shamrock candy mold.  This is the one that I used.  It’s meant to be used for lollipops, but it worked perfectly for my needs.

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Dress My Cupcake DMC26996 Decorating Sanding Sugar for Cakes, 4-Ounce, Lime Green

Although the green sanding sugar is not a required ingredient, it sure makes the candy look cute.

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Nutella Potato Candy

Yield: 16 candies

Nutella Potato Candy

Ingredients

  • 5 ounce russet potato, peeled (or cut a larger potato to size)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread
  • green sanding sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. Microwave the potato until it's cooked. (Am I the only one who loves the existence of the potato button on the microwave?)
  2. Cut the cooked potato into a few pieces and put it into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  3. Beat the potato until it's all mashed up.
  4. Add a little powdered sugar at a time and mix until the mixture comes together like a dough.
  5. Mix in the Nutella. Your candy is done now and you can make it any shape you want - the easiest choice would be to just roll it into balls. The instructions below explain how to make the shamrocks.
  6. Grab a small ball of potato candy and press it into a shamrock lollipop mold.
  7. Peel the shamrock out of the mold, break off any extra pieces, and press together any parts that may look off (the part you grabbed the shamrock from might be a bit out of shape).
  8. Fill another lollipop mold with a layer of green sanding sugar.
  9. Press the candy you just made into the mold with the sanding sugar and remove.
  10. Repeat the process for the remaining candy. If the unmolded candy becomes too dry to work with, mix in a TINY drop of water. This will help.
  11. Store in a sealed contained, separating layers of candy with waxed paper.
http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2015/03/how-to-make-candy-with-only-a-potato-nutella-and-sugar.html

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Congrats to Jaime Lange Burke who correctly guessed the other two ingredients in a Facebook comment when shown only the image of a potato!

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One comment on “How to Make Candy With Only a Potato, Nutella, and Sugar”

  1. Emily S. says:

    Wow! I have never heard of making candy with a potato! I’ve seen the ‘potato candy’ that has no potato whatsoever, I think they are gross! But yours looks amazing! I will have to try this! I wonder if it would work with a sweet potato?

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