Maine Needhams (Maine Potato Candy)
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
⅓ cup cold mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
¾ teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
8 oz. dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, coconut flakes, mashed potatoes, vanilla, and salt.*
Spray 18 ice cube trays** with cooking spray and divide dough equally between them (about 1 ½ tablespoons each). Place another ice cube tray on top of cups and press down firmly to pack dough down.
Place in freezer for 2-3 or until solid. Remove candy pieces from trays.
Melt chocolate in the microwave. Use tongs to dip and coat candy pieces. Place on parchment paper or rack, leaving enough space between them that they don’t touch. Allow to harden.
Store, refrigerated or frozen, in an airtight container.
*I found it hard to blend this mixture smoothly so I used my Kitchenaid Mixer with the wire attachment.
**I use these “poppable” ice cube trays with silicone bottoms!
18 servings, 150 calories per serving