Irish Potato Candy Recipe

By Staff
20 min COOK TIME
40 min PREP TIME
2 dozen SERVINGS


  • 1 small potato
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 pound confectioners’ sugar, divided
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) peanut butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • In small stockpot, boil potato with skin on until fork-tender. Remove from pot, and let cool.
  • Peel and mash potato in medium mixing bowl. Stir in salt. Add confectioners’ sugar, a little at a time, stirring after each addition, until dough forms.
  • Lightly dust work surface with a little sugar. Roll out dough like pie crust to 1/2-inch thick.
  • Spread peanut butter evenly over dough, and sprinkle with pecans. Roll up dough, jellyroll style, and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Chill in freezer for 15 minutes, or until firm.
  • Remove from freezer, and slice to serve. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Find more Irish Recipes for your Saint Patrick's Day Celebration.

Make simple Irish potato candy for a sweet treat on Saint Patrick’s Day.

  • Published on Feb 9, 2016
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