Flitch the Old-fashioned Potato Candy

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potato candy

This recipe for Flitch, or potato candy. is another great Appalachian favorite sent in by Brian N. from Winchester, Virginia. We appreciate all the recipes that are sent in or submitted to our files section over at our Facebook group, Appalachian Cooks.

Ingredients for Potato Candy

  • 1 potato (about the size of an egg)
  • 1 pound 4X confectioners sugar
  • Vanilla extract (optional)
  • Peanut butter

Start off by boiling potato until soft and peel.

In a dish, mash potato smooth with a for or run it through a ricer like the one below.

This potato ricer is less than $16 on Amazon.

Begin mixing in confectioners sugar.

Continue adding sugar and mixing until the mixture is the consistency of dough. If desired, add a few
drops of vanilla.

Sprinkle a little 4X sugar on a cutting board, put the dough between two sheets of wax
paper, and roll the mixture to a 1/4 inch thickness.

Spread peanut butter atop the rolled mixture. Roll up the sheet, loosening it from the board with a knife as you roll. Cut into slices
and serve.

What is your favorite holiday candy?

What type of candy is your favorite to have around the holidays? Let us know in the comments.

Why are some of these favorites only made for special occasions when they are good enough to be eaten every day.

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