Easy-peasy mashed potato fudge

Published Jan 27, 2021 02:00 p.m. ET
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Potatoes might not sound too appealing at first but once they’ve been blended down with a handful of other sweet ingredients, they can make an incredible dessert that will be unrecognizable as vegetable related. Chocolate fudge is an easy flavor to pull off, but with a few tweaks, you could turn this into Reese's peanut butter, lemon, vanilla, and pretty much any other flavor you can think of just by swapping out the chocolate chips with something different each time.

Why make potato fudge?

This chocolate potato fudge will hold up longer in the fridge, and it isn’t quite as rich as the more traditional versions, which makes it a whole lot easier to enjoy larger portions. The flaky potato texture though soft and fragile, offers a level of stability that won’t crumble, making a mess with each bite. Plus, it tastes absolutely lovely, so why not try it out?

Homemade chocolate fudge with mashed potatoes

If you want a truly “lit” fudge recipe that will cure the sweet tooth, leave you full, and come together with little to no effort at all, then this is it!

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Chilling time: 1 hour

Calories: 61

Servings: 30

Ingredients

  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 ½ cups icing sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
  • ½ cup of your favourite nuts (shelled)
  • ¼ cup cannabutter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Tools

  • Medium pot
  • Strainer
  • Potato masher
  • Small microwave-safe bowl
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • 8x4x2 loaf pan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cooking spray
  • Knife

Instructions

  1. Peel and then boil the potatoes until cooked, and then strain away the water.

  2. Add the hot potatoes along with cannabutter and milk to a large mixing bowl, and then use a masher to blend it all together until smooth.

  3. Now melt the chocolate chips along with the peanut butter and vanilla in a small bowl in the microwave in 30-second increments until the mixture is smooth and lump-free.

  4. Scrape the chocolate into the larger bowl and use the masher once more to cream the ingredients together.

  5. Dump in the nuts switching to a wooden spoon, which will help to make things so much easier.

  6. Next, you’ll need to slowly add the icing sugar and mix with a wooden spoon until it’s all incorporated into the mixture.

  7. Line the pan with aluminum foil, then parchment paper followed by cooking spray, and then dump the liquid fudge into it.

  8. Tap the pan on the counter several times to smooth it all out, and then leave the chocolate fudge to cool in the fridge for at least 1 hour before cooling and serving this delicious dessert!

Topping options

The fudge recipe above results in a smooth, creamy, and dreamy chocolate flavor, but if you want to add some more taste or dress up the look, you can always sprinkle any of these topping options over top of the fudge just before it sets.

  • Crushed nuts
  • Crushed Oreos
  • Crushed banana chips
  • Mint chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles
  • Crushed candy
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Jam

Storage

The amazing thing about potato fudge is that it can withstand far warmer temperatures than the regular stuff without melting, so it’s perfectly safe to keep a batch stored at room temperature for up to 1 week in an airtight container. Unfortunately, though freezing works, it does significantly impact the texture, so if you want to extend the shelf life of these treats, then toss them into the fridge instead, where they will stay good for up to 2 whole weeks.

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