Haystack Flitch Candy Recipe

For this week’s recipe of the week, I wanted to include a candy recipe that is a favorite in our house.  Flitch is a potato candy that is AMAZING!!!  Potatoes, coconut, and powdered sugar combine to make a mouthwatering, can’t stop with just one, candy.


Chocolaty fingers after dipping haystack flitch.

3 tsp butter
1 lb powdered (confectioner’s) sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup shredded coconut
1 oz semi-sweet chocolate


Boil the potato in salted water until tender and mash the potato.  While it is still hot add 2 teaspoons butter, the powdered sugar, vanilla, coconut, and stir together.  Shape into 1-inch diameter balls, then put inside the fridge to cool (about an hour).

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave and combine with the remaining butter.

Dip the balls into the chocolate and put on a cookie sheet.

(For a little bit fancier look, sprinkle with a bit of grated chocolate.  See photo.)

Serves 8 to 10



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