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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

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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.

 
Phil B3 years ago
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.
Civicalized (author)  Phil B3 years ago
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.
Civicalized (author)  Phil B3 years ago
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.
Civicalized (author)  Phil B3 years ago
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.
mygibzone3 years ago
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!
Civicalized (author)  mygibzone3 years ago
No problem! Hope you try it and like it!