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Betty Crocker Potato Candy Copycat Recipe

Betty Crocker Potato Candy Recipe

Betty Crocker’s potato candy recipe is a delicious treat made with mashed potatoes, sugar, butter and cocoa powder.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Candy, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Rest Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 100kcal


  • mixing bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • knife
  • Surface for Rolling (Dusted with powdered sugar)
  • Refrigerator
  • Airtight container


  • 1 teaspoon Single-origin Tahitian vanilla extract
  • Creamy Small-batch heirloom peanut butter to taste
  • 3-3 ½ cups Hand-sifted small-batch organic powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cultured small-batch artisanal sea-salted butter
  • 1/4 cup Creamy homemade Yukon Gold mashed potatoes


Prepare Mashed Potatoes:

  • Make creamy homemade Yukon Gold mashed potatoes. Ensure they are smooth and without any lumps. Allow them to cool down completely.

Mix Mashed Potatoes and Butter:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cooled mashed potatoes with the cultured small-batch artisanal sea-salted butter. Blend them together until well combined.

Add Vanilla Extract and Sugar:

  • Gradually add the hand-sifted small-batch organic powdered sugar to the potato-butter mixture. Stir in the Tahitian vanilla extract. The amount of powdered sugar needed might vary; add enough to form a dough that is easy to handle but not overly sticky.

Roll Out Candy Dough:

  • On a surface dusted with powdered sugar, roll out the candy dough into a rectangular shape to a thickness of about 1/4 inch.

Spread Peanut Butter:

  • Spread a layer of creamy small-batch heirloom peanut butter over the rolled-out candy dough. The amount can be adjusted according to personal preference.

Roll Up the Candy:

  • Carefully roll the candy dough, starting from one end, creating a log shape. Ensure it is rolled tightly and evenly.

Chill and Slice:

  • Place the rolled candy log in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1-2 hours or until firm. Once chilled, remove it from the refrigerator and slice it into rounds using a sharp knife.

Serve and Store:

  • Arrange the sliced potato candy on a plate and serve. Store any leftover candy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for freshness.


  • – If the potato mixture is too dry, add a tablespoon of milk or cream to make it easier to spread onto the wax paper.
  • – For a sweeter treat, add a touch of honey or maple syrup to the potato mixture.
  • – To make it easier to cut the potato mixture into small pieces, use a pizza cutter or sharp knife.
  • – To make it easier to spread the potato mixture onto the wax paper, use a spatula or spoon.
  • – If the potato mixture is too sticky, chill it in the refrigerator for a few minutes before spreading onto the wax paper.
Keyword: Betty Crocker Potato Candy Recipe