Potato Candy – Easy Peanut Butter Pinwheels – Depression Era Recipe – The Hillbilly Kitchen

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Potato Candy AKA Peanut Butter Pinwheels – Depression Era Recipe Potato Candy AKA Peanut Butter Pinwheels – Depression Era Recipe- Easy No- Fail Candy This recipe is going to save you both time and money. It absolutely tastes as delicious as the traditional, much more difficult syrup version of Peanut Butter Pinwheels. The recipe dates back to the Depression and originated in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

It has a smooth creamy texture and is firm enough to hold it’s shape. You can take as much time as you need to adjust the consistency and get it absolutely perfect. There is no worrying about temperature, you don’t even have to measure exact. It is perfect for gift giving, something quick to take to an office party, holiday get together, potluck or hostess gift. No one will have any idea it was so easy to make.

You can ship this candy. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge for the longest life. This is a kid friendly recipe. There is nothing hot enough to cause a burn and it doesn’t require a long attention span. You can use other nut butters in this recipe for variations and allergies – Nutella, Almond Butter, Sunflower Butter…

Remember to put God first! :)


About 4 tablespoons Cooked Mashed Russet Potato
3 to 4 cups Powdered Sugar
¼ to 1/3 cup Peanut Butter

A pinch of Salt
½ teaspoon Vanilla

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Cathie Brannam says:

It’s a German immigrant recipe

Amanda McWhirter says:

Making tater candy is a Christmas tradition in my family! Thank you for sharing!

Susan Howell says:

My grandmother made these, and taught me how 😉

marlene aden says:

i'm going to try this for christmas thank you

mitch smith says:

I started maken this about 30 years ago when I was 6 my nanny showed me how. Keeping up with the tradition this year my baby girl is six its her first year makes it and I can't wait to see how it.turns out .she likes when I make it with flavors like Tooty fruity

Veronica Hughes says:

Could you drizzle chocolate over it? And maybe add nuts? What about adding coloring to the potato part? Like holiday colors??

Rae Boyd says:

My gg grandfather, an Irish immigrant came to ohio from Pennsylvania in 1850s. My Gramma Murphy made this candy every year. I suspect you are right because of the history of potatoes vrs high stalk grains during the little and ice. The irish grew and lived on potatoes because wheat crops didnt survive winds and short growing cyles during that time. She also made cookies with potatoe chip crumbs that were always in the cracker tin! I always loved this candy and i thankyou so much for this video! I have been so blessed by all of your videos and want to wish you a very merry Christmas! Grace and peace and a big ole hug!

Sherry Ortiz chavez says:

Don’t use the middle of the banana just the out side,

Sherry Ortiz chavez says:

I use a banana not a potato I have been making this for years. The kids love it, I also add food coloring to make them festive.

tammy keith says:

thank you so much for this I love to cook but as I get older the stress has ruined the holidays for me a simple recipe like this will let me put out treats and still be more relaxed thank you again

Elizabeth Stonko says:

Just curious, has anyone tried this with Nutella? Might be too sweet for me, but I'm probably going to try it soon.

Bernie Kumali-Rodrigues says:

Oh my, very interesting!!

Coreen Edwards says:

I just found your video and I am just amazed to find out that
You can use a russet potato to make pinwheel candy….I also love the fact how you say you n your video that we should always put God first. God Bless You and thank You for the Recipe

Anna Miller says:

I've never made peanut butter roll candy with syrup, or potatoes, either. My mom used powdered sugar (2-3 cups) and evaporated milk (1/4 cup). She mixed them together into a thick "dough". She rolled it out onto waxed paper, sprinkled with more powdered sugar. She spread the peanut butter fairly thickly onto the "dough" then rolled it up, using the waxed paper to help form the roll. Then she refrigerated it for a couple of hours. When it was set, she sliced it and put it into cookie tins.

Pamella Carroll says:

This is the best candy. My family has been making this candy at Christmas time for many years.

Joyce Faulkner says:

Would it help if you were
to add a little corn starch
to the sugar to overcome
the moisture and stickiness…??
Merry Christmas, you're
doing a good thing…!!🙏🎄⛄🎂

Sandra Smith says:

I can feel the Spirit abound everytime I watch you . You are a wonderful cook .
Would you do a video on how to make a Pecan Log? 🙏
My grandmother use to make it but I don't have a recipe. My Grand and Great Grand children would love it I know.
God Bless 🙌 🙏 and comfort you.
Merry Christmas

Maggie Mae says:

I will definitely try this recipe. Thank you also for the wonderful prayer you don't know how much that means. I will be praying for you too.

normanshadow1 says:

I'm from Canada, I've ever heard of this recipe but I'm definitely giving g it a try

Rhonda Tallent says:

If ya'll will slice your potatoes, it cooks faster and it's easier to whip them. Momma always did that.

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