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.

Step 2: Mix Chocolate and Butter

Put your three squares of unsweetened chocolate into the now-empty pot as well as the 3 tablespoons of butter. Heat on low until they both are melted. 

Step 3: Mix it Together

Now that your chocolate and butter is mixed well, add your mashed potato, salt, and vanilla, stirring very well in order to thoroughly mix it all together. After this, I ended up putting everything into the bowl in order to mix it a little easier. Add your powdered sugar a little at a time. I did one cup, then mixed until there were no traces of it, and then tasted and added more. Three cups was about perfect for my liking. 

Step 4: Place Into a Dish and Cool

I had to use a dish the size of a pie tin, and it was about perfect. It ends up being thick, almost dough like, but is still pretty soft. You can dress it up with a little powdered sugar on top if you wish. Once it is cool, cut into pieces and ENJOY!
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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