Mashed Potato Fudge

  • Serves

    makes About 1 1/2 Pounds


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


  • 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


Step 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.

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