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Maine Potato Candy

Source: Taste of Home
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Rating: 4.5   Reviews: 11 See Reviews
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  2 Pounds
4 cups confectioners' sugar
4 cups flaked coconut
3/4 cup cold mashed potatoes (without added milk or butter)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound dark candy coating
Maine Potato Candy Recipe at
In a large bowl, combine sugar, coconut, potatoes, vanilla and salt; mix well.

Line a 9-in. square pan with foil; butter foil. Spread coconut mixture into pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Cut into 2-in. x 1-in. rectangles. Cover and freeze.

In a microwave or double boiler, melt candy coating. Dip bars in coating; place on waxed paper to harden. Store in an airtight container.

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Recipe reprinted by permission of Reiman Publications, LLC. © 2002. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Rating: 4
by: Patricia, MA Reviewed: 12/05/2008
Tastes like the ol' Wal-E-Co candy bar
I make this on holidays for my older friends who remember Waleco's. Who would ever think they contained mashed potatos
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