Saturday, August 16, 2014

Goschenhoppen 2014 Part 7

Lanie's Story Concludes

Lanie, Haley, Kaya, Kirsten, Melody, 2 or more, Xyra

The Grand Finale

Potato Candy

This is one of the most popular stops at the festival.
So you did get over to potato candy and try some, right?
You bet! It was awesome!
And you asked about the recipe?
Okay. First, some call this "mashed potato candy" and that isn't quite right. Because you can't make this with leftover mashed potatoes.
Yeah. I remember Xyra tried once and stopped because she didn't want to waste her sugar.
Makes sense.

Start with a potato that has been boiled or roasted and peeled.
In a large bowl, squish the potato until it resembles mashed. Do NOT add milk or water! Add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Stir in a little powdered or 10x sugar. Then keep stirring in sugar until the mixture resembles a paste or icing. Then abandon your spoon and add in more powdered sugar until the batter is the consistency of play-dough.
Then you break of some and roll it into small balls.
You need lots and lots of powdered sugar for this.
Wow! Sounds easy and difficult at the same time.



  • 1 large baked, boiled, or roasted potato - cooled and peeled
  • 1 TBSP Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 lb+ Powdered (10x) sugar

Instructions above.

We hope you enjoyed Lanie's Goschenhoppen Folk Festival adventure. Who do you think should go next year? Feel free to comment of ask questions.

Best wishes,



  1. Sounds good! Loved this series!

    1. It's very good and very sweet. It's one of those treats I get once a year and look forward to.

  2. It sounds kinda good. I would like to try it.

    1. The best part about this demonstration is you can get a sample before you buy it. If you like it, you can get a bag for 25 cents. If you don't like loss. :)

  3. It sounds kinda good. I would like to try it.