Mashed Potato Fudge

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Mashed Potato Fudge
The unexpected addition of mashed potatoes adds an exceptional creaminess to dark chocolate fudge in this recipe adapted from Patty Pinner's cookbook Sweets.Helen Rosner

The unexpected addition of mashed potatoes adds an exceptional creaminess to dark chocolate fudge in this recipe adapted from Patty Pinner's cookbook Sweets.

Mashed Potato Fudge
In this recipe, the unexpected addition of mashed potatoes adds an exceptional creaminess to dark chocolate fudge.
Yield: makes About 1 1/2 Pounds

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
  • 1 (1-lb.) box confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 12 cup plain mashed potatoes
  • 2 tsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 18 tsp. kosher salt
  • 12 cup finely chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Place chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until melted, 3-5 minutes. Remove bowl from pan and let cool slightly. Stir in sugar, potatoes, milk, vanilla, and salt until dough forms. Using hands, knead dough briefly in bowl until smooth. Press into a greased 8” square pan; sprinkle with the chopped walnuts. Chill fudge 1 hour before cutting into squares.