As some fun holidays approach, I think of this Shoestring Potato Candy Recipe. The holidays I’m referring to are St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and even Mother’s Day. Giving candies like these to my neighbors, friends or even taking some to work to share is always fun, no matter the reason, especially when they’re so easy to make.
I know what you must be thinking… really? Shoestring potatoes? Trust me, these are magnificent, and you will not believe how simple they are to prepare.
Shoestring Potato Candy Recipe
- 1 12 oz. bag of white chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups shoestring potato sticks
- 1 cup of roasted salted peanuts
Line a sheet-pan with parchment and set aside. Melt the white chocolate chips in a heavy saucepan over very low heat. Take your time and be careful not to scorch the chocolate. Mix shoestring potato sticks and peanuts together and then add to the melted white chocolate. Fold the mixture together until all the shoestring potatoes, and peanuts are coated. Drop heaping teaspoons of the mixture onto the parchment lined sheet pan. Let cool until hard. These will set up very quickly if refrigerated for about 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
Notes: You can use the microwave for this recipe by placing the white chocolate chips in a medium sized microwave bowl. Microwave on medium strength until chips are just starting to melt, about 2-4 minutes. The time will depend on the strength of your microwave. Stir once or twice during cooking. Mix the potatoes and nuts together in a large bowl and pour the melted chocolate over the nut and potato mixture and combine.
You can substitute milk or dark chocolate, butterscotch, or peanut butter chips in place of the white chocolate for a different taste. It will work just as well.
I love the salty sweet taste this shoestring potato candy recipe imparts. This recipe is versatile when you want to do different things with for whatever holiday happens to be approaching. All you need is a few cellophane bags and ribbon to fit the holiday or special occasion, and you’re good to go. My advice is to let your imagination be your guide when you give this shoestring potato candy recipe a try. Enjoy.
Time to eat…