If you like Mounds candy bars, you will looooove this candy. Yes, indeedy, it's made with genuine mashed potatoes. (See post below for the reason I am resorting to making candy from potatoes.)
First, pull out a 9 x 9-inch pan and tuck in a sheet of tin foil. Butter the foil while you're at it.
Next, in mixing bowl, stir together:
4 c. powdered sugar (a 16-oz. box)
4 c. flaked coconut
3/4 c. cold mashed potatoes
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. salt
Plunk it all into the pan and stick the pan in the freezer for at least an hour. You can leave it in the freezer overnight, too, it won't get rock hard.
Cut the mixture into 1-inch by 2-inch pieces. (Actually, this candy is really rich, so 1-inch by 1-inch pieces might be even better. Do as I say, not as I do, as my grandma used to tell us.)
In small saucepan, melt about 10 ounces of baking chocolate, the semi-sweet variety. Dig out the coconut nuggets and dip them in chocolate. Cool on waxed paper, and store in the refrigerator.
Then, of course, you must eat them.
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Labels: desserts, leftovers