• Looks good. Can I assume that the peanuts can be switched out for something like almonds, walnuts or pecans? I can’t eat peanuts. They screw up my gallbladder.

    • Hi Glynis, Yes they can. Just make sure they are salty. As you would expect, it changes the taste a bit, but they’re still great. I’ve used cashews and salted chopped almond from time to time. πŸ™‚

  • Catarina Alexon

    Love this idea, Susan. Why didn’t I think of it:-)

    • Hee, hee, indeed Catarina. They are fun and oh so good. πŸ™‚

  • Susan what a great idea. Where do you get the little cellophane bags? I think these would also make a great gift when you go to someone’s house for a barbeque

    • They really are fun candies to make and disappear REALLY fast. I buy my bags from Amazon. They are really hard to find in my local stores. The link to buying the bags in just below the post. They’re pretty inexpensive and so great for things like this. πŸ™‚

      • Susan not to sound stupid I don’t see the link

      • Susan I found it

        Darice 28-003V 4-Inch-by- 9-Inch Clear Treat Bag 60-Piece Value Pack
        Thank you for sharing not only the recipe but the packaging.
        When I looked at I thought they were ads

        • Cool! :-). That’s it. πŸ™‚ The ribbon is cool to. I like that it’s a package of different colors so I can match the color to the occasion. πŸ™‚

          • Just bought some and the curly ribbon. Now I need to try the recipe

          • Awesome. You must let me know how they turned out. :-)))

  • Jon Jefferson

    The idea of chocolate and salty reminds me of some great candies I have had with sea salt and chocolate.

    • It does, doesn’t it Jon? I’m working in a chocolate covered caramel right now and it is so yummy. πŸ™‚

  • Christina

    What a fun way to reinvent candy! If they’ve added bacon, then why not potatoes πŸ™‚

    • Indeed Christina, I hadn’t thought about it but your so right. This is just as good by the way. πŸ™‚

  • Kinda Zennish

    This would be a really fun project with kids! They could add a drop or two of food coloring for fun too.

    • I’ve done that from time to time for fun. Kids love it. If you do, make sure you sue the right food coloring or the chocolate will seize up on you. πŸ™‚

  • Susan, I may be the only dense one to ask this Q, but are you using the snack shoestring potatoes that we eat like potato chips? I’m assuming so, and that you’re not working with raw potatoes. As soon as I saw your post, I immediately reached for a bag of Lay’s potato chips to munch on. It’s funny how our minds respond to suggestions. πŸ™‚

    • It’s a good question, you’re right on Doreen. They are the only thing that works for this recipe. LOL.. I agree… it does make you want to grab a bag of chips. πŸ™‚

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I know I would love this. Any combo of saltiness and sweetness is always a winner in my book, plus this recipe is definitely my speed πŸ˜‰

    • Yes you would Jeri. This recipe is ready made for you. πŸ˜€

  • Niekka McDonald

    I’m really curious to make this. All it took for me to be convinced is the chocolate and it is super simple.

    • It’s the easiest thing ever, Niekka. I do believe you’ll be hooked on the taste as well. Enjoy. πŸ™‚

  • Grace

    Chocolate and salt, how can you go wrong!! Yum!

    • Yep, there’s nothing better the chocolate and slat combo for sure Grace. πŸ™‚

  • I had to come and see what this was it sounds interesting I am not sure if I would like them or not.

    • They are quite good Jo-Anne, Give them a try and watch them disappear. πŸ˜€

  • Jacqueline Gum

    I’ve seen this done with Chinese noodles…the hard ones… but this actually looks more interesting and flavorful.

    • Hi Jacguie, I have us those too, but I prefer the shoestring potatoes stick for the saltiness against the sweet. Enjoy. πŸ™‚

  • Meredith Wouters

    These look delicious, although I wouldn’t have imagined putting such flavors together. I wonder if you could add those little pastel m&m’s for easter, or would they melt too fast?

    • Hi Meredith, This is such a fun recipe. The pretzels would be ok, but, you’re right, the M&M’s would not hold up under the heat of the chocolate. πŸ™‚

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Leave it to you Susan to mix all those things we can’t resist eating into one big treat we can’t deny ourselves. Big sigh….

    • Yep, I did do that, didn’t I Cheryl… LOL. Give this recipe a whirl and have some fun with it. πŸ™‚

  • Debra Yearwood

    Yummy!!! I’ve never seen anything like this, but it has a familiar feel to it. I can’t wait to try it out.

    • Hi Debra, You will really have fun making this recipe. The best part is, your family will LOVE eating the results.

  • d7ana

    Hi Susan! I’ll have to try these. Never heard of them before. I devour shoestring potato sticks. Interesting to think of them with chocolate and nuts.

    I have heard of “Irish Potato candy” – but I thought that was cream cheese and sugar dipped in cinnamon? I’ve seen them in supermarkets around St. Paddy’s day. Would you recommend that, too?

    • Hi Dana, These are a blast to make. If you love shoestring potato sticks, then you will LOVE this recipe.

      The item you mention is pretty good and worth a try for sure. I actually have a recipe for potato candy that incorporates potatoes with a sweetened peanut butter in the center. It is pretty amazing stuff. πŸ™‚

  • Adrienne

    Hey Susan,

    At first I though yuck but when I read what the ingredients were I was so thinking to myself that could definitely work. I think I’m going to have to try that one.

    Dang, I have to stop visiting your blog when you share recipes. I’m never going to get this holiday weight off. Once I do I splurge on something like this and totally blow it again. I can’t help myself, I love sweets.



    • LOL, Adrienne, I should put a warning on the site that says; “Warning delicious food with many calories possible”. With all kidding aside, this is a really fun recipe to make and to give away. Think about it; you have the fun and everyone else loves you for it. πŸ™‚

  • Rebecca Thompson

    I have never heard of this. It is an interesting concept. Just have to try it I guess.

    • Yep, you do Rebecca. It a great recipe to make with kids too, so have fun with it. πŸ™‚

  • Food Foto Gallery

    What a unique recipe – never seen it before but I bet it’s pretty tasty πŸ™‚

    • It is that. You must give this a try. I KNOW would love it. πŸ™‚

  • Jason Butler

    I’ve never heard of this before. It looks interesting.

    • It is a super fun recipe that anyone can make, Jason. Do you think you would give it a try? πŸ˜€

      • Jason Butler

        I may try it out.

        • When you do, I would love it if you would let me know about your experience. πŸ™‚

  • I could have never, and i really mean NEVER thought about mixing white chocolate with potatoes (and nuts). This sounds so crazy that i want to try it… Hm, maybe the microwave version will be easier and less messy (as i am not well versed in the kitchen, especially with sweets :D). thanks for a great post – if i dare to try this recipe, will let you know how it went and how i liked it πŸ˜‰

    • Hi Diana, It’s a pretty amazing recipe, I’ll give you that. It amazed me when I first tasted it. When I gave it to some of my friends to taste I didn’t tell them what was in it. ALL of them asked for the recipe and laughed when I told them what was in it :-)))

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    Very creative idea! I guess it’s similar to how pretzels are salty but then can be dipped in chocolate. Bet the kiddos would love this!

    • They are such fun to make Krystle, Your kids would have a blast making these for sure. πŸ™‚

  • EdjuCat

    I remember my mom making these when I was a kid growing up in the 60’s. She used butterscotch chips and I believe they were called haystacks. They are AMAZING!!! If you like sweet and salty, these will knock your socks off. I plan on making them tomorrow. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

  • Amber Leigh Mitchum

    These are the best things ever! I love adding my muddy buddies to it as well!!!!
    I do white chocolate, pretzel sticks (broken in 3rds), muddy buddies and cashews! The best explosive flavors ever! And the kids love to much and help oit cause its something they can keep at and not mess up πŸ˜‰ I LOVE IT!