picture made last year....Hi ladies, I am taking a break from painting and letting some of my candy get cool so I can put it in cans to store and thought I'd drop by with my Tator Candy recipe, it is a must at my house every year.
My Mom learned to make this while she lived in New Orleans when I was a baby and Sis and I helped make it every year. It was one of the cheapest and easiest candies to make.
My boys love it and look forward to me making it every year. The year I was so sick and couldn't make it, the boys got together and made some for the Christmas dinner.
I haven't made it yet, this year or I'd showed pictures....step by step...
Tator and Peanut Butter Candy1 large baked potato
2 or 3 lbs bags of powdered sugar, depending on size of potato may need more or less.
jar peanut butter, I like crunchy, DH likes smooth
1tb spoon vanilla favoring
red & green food coloring...optional
peel potato while it is still warm, I simply cut it in half and scoop the insides out. place in large bowl, add vanilla flavoring
start adding sifted powder sugar to potato it will be runny at first, the more powdered sugar you add the firmer the mixture will get, keep adding until dough is consistency of biscuit dough, don't get mixture too stiff.
Then flour counter or large cutting board with powdered sugar and roll out with rolling pin to about 1/2 in. thick.... spread with a thin coat of peanut butter and roll up like a pin wheel, slice the roll into desired thickness. place in can or storage container and refrigerate, can keep for several weeks, but I can assure you it won't last that long..
If you want to make it more festive divide dough into several peices before rolling out and add a drop or 2 of food coloring of your choice to dough them roll out. and finish as directed above.
Hope you enjoy...