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Mashed Potato Fudge

Ingredients

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup mashed potato (unseasoned)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar

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Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate and butter together. Blend into mashed potato with the salt and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  2. Sift sugar. Add a small amount of sugar to potato mixture, a little at a time, blending until no sugar is visible.
  3. When a spoon is no longer able to mix, knead in the remaining sugar with well-buttered hands.
  4. Turn out on a board and continue to knead until mixture is smooth, pliable and glossy, buttering hands as necessary. No crumbs should remain.
  5. Press into a buttered 8-inch square pan.

Yield: about 1 1/4 pounds candy