Sweet Potato Candy Recipe

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Gary Modified: December 13, 2021
Sweet Potato Candy Recipe

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How To Make Sweet Potato Candy

If you havent' heard of sweet potato candy, then it's time for you to try. This Southern treat is definitely sweet and reminiscent of peanut butter fudge.

Prep: 7 mins
Refrigerate: 2 hrs
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 2 hrs 12 mins


  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 pound confectioners sugar
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter


  1. Pierce the sweet potato with a fork and cook in a microwave oven on high until very tender, which takes 5 to 7 minutes. Let cool completely. Remove the skin.

  2. With a potato masher or in bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mash the potato until very smooth. Stir in the vanilla.

  3. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing until soft, slightly sticky dough forms. (It will be the consistency of cookie dough.)
  4. Place the dough in between 2 layers of waxed paper dusted with additional confectioners’ sugar. Roll the dough into a 9x12-inch rectangle about ¼-inch thick; spread the dough with the peanut butter.

  5. Starting at a long side of the rectangle, roll the dough into a log using the waxed paper to shape it. If the dough begins to stick the to paper, place in refrigerator for 5 minutes.

  6. Wrap the dough in waxed paper and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Slice into ¼-inch-thick pieces. Serve.

  7. Store in an airtight container for up to to 3 days.


  • Calcium: 4mg
  • Calories: 125kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 45mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Sugar: 25g
  • Vitamin A: 891IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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