Who doesn't like potatoes? And who doesn't like fudge!? Well this combines the two, and before you scoff, understand that you don't taste the potatoes in there. You will need:

1 small to medium sized potato
3 squares unsweetened chocolate
3 tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar - more or less depending on taste

Also, a pot and a bowl for mixing this stuff.

Step 1: Prep the Potato

Wash, peel, and rinse your potato, then boil it until it becomes soft enough to mash. This is the longest step, not counting the cool-down period. Once it has been mashed, set aside briefly. I put mine into the bowl and rinsed the pot out, in order to use it in the following steps.

I have been living in Idaho for the last 17 years (Caldwell, near Boise). Shortly after we moved to Idaho, Idaho Power included a recipe for mashed potato fudge in the monthly billing. One major difference between that recipe and this one is that one used a fair amount of peanut butter. But, eating the fudge you would never guess it contained potato.
That's very interesting. I will have to ask my mom or dad if they remember that. He grew up in Boise and she moved here 25+ years ago. I thought it would be an odd recipe but my wife said she had tried it once and it was good. I will have to try it with some peanut butter sometime.
I would give you the recipe, but I am retiring this month and we are in the process of moving to Vancouver, Washington. I think our box of recipes is already in Vancouver. My impression is that the peanut butter gave a smoother texture, as well as a strong peanut taste. If I remember correctly, the recipe called for 2/3 cup of peanut butter. But, I also do not remember the quantities on the other ingredients.
I will mess around with it, added different amounts and see what I come up with. That would probably give it some more volume as well.
I did a web search and there are quite a few different recipes for potato fudge on the 'Net, some with peanut butter and other variations.
I will have to look around at recipes. I asked my mom about the Idaho Power recipes and she said she remembers getting them too, but never kept them. <br>
COOL! I'm also from Idaho, and have never heard of potato fudge. I was looking for a potato dessert idea as well. Thanks for sharing! <br>
No problem! Hope you try it and like it!

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