Homemade Potato Fudge

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This potato fudge recipe is a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes!

Homemade Potato Fudge

3 Tbsp. shortening
3 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. cocoa
1/3 cup mashed potatoes
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 lb. (16 oz.) powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

In a microwave safe bowl, melt shortening and butter in the microwave. Stir in cocoa until smooth. Add potatoes, salt and vanilla. Mix well. Blend in powdered sugar, mix and add nuts. Dough will be very lumpy. Knead until smooth. Press into a buttered 8×8 inch pan. Cool in the refrigerator before cutting. Makes 64 pieces (yeah right!).


photo by: worth the whisk


  1. Bea says

    Jill, did you ever make your own chocolate Easter Eggs? Here is the recipe if you didn’t.

    Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
    1 small mashed potato
    1 lb. powered sugar
    12 oz. peanut butter
    Milk or evaporated milk
    1 tsp vanilla

    Mix ingredients and enough milk to knead together and form into eggs. Chill overnight. Dip in melted chocolate and cool.

    You can also make fruit and nut eggs by eliminating the peanut butter and adding chopped maraschino cherries, nuts and other diced fruits. Chopped walnut may be used too.

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