My mother taught me how to make this Easter candy at least a decade ago.
It’s an old recipe that has been in the family for a long time. It’s also amazing, but the first time I ever made it I had some serious doubts.
Why? because my mother asked me if I wanted to help her make some candy (Yes, of course I did!) and then proceeded to peel and boil several potatoes.
Uh, what? “mashed potatoes” and “Easter candy” don’t exactly sound the same so I was pretttttty sure I didn’t misunderstand her….
And I didn’t. I will admit I had some serious skepticism when she told me that the potatoes go IN the candy…. but don’t let that deter you for even a second because it’s a good thing!
Whoever first thought up this recipe however many decades ago really knew what they were doing. The filling ends up being very sweet, the original recipe suggests coating the eggs with unsweetened chocolate but I (with my persistent sweet tooth) prefer to use semisweet instead.
Everyone should make this at least once in their life for Easter (or.. any time of the year).