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How do you make Paula Deen's potato candy?

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To make Paula Deen's chocolate-covered potato eggs, combine 2 cups mashed potatoes, 1 stick butter, 2 pounds powdered sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Refrigerate the mixture, then divide into 16 pieces. Freeze the pieces for 30 minutes, then coat each piece evenly in melted chocolate.

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Variations on the recipe for potato candy are available on FoodNetwork.com and TasteOfHome.com. To make Food Network's chocolate potato candy, boil 1 medium peeled potato until very tender. Mash the potato thoroughly, then gradually add 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, stirring until the mixture becomes dough-like in consistency. Spread 1/2 cup powdered sugar onto a flat surface, and roll the dough flat. Spread 1 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup melted semi sweet chocolate over the dough. Roll the dough into a log, and cut into 1-inch pieces.

For Taste of Home's Maine potato candy, combine 4 cups powdered sugar, 4 cups flaked coconut, 3/4 cup cold mashed potatoes, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil, and grease the foil. Press the potato mixture into the pan, and refrigerate overnight. Cut into rectangles, and freeze. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1 pound chocolate candy coating. Dip the frozen candy bars into the candy coating, then place them on a sheet of wax paper to set.

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