Valentine’s Day Potato Candy Pops

Valentine’s Day Potato Candy Pops

Serves: Serves 16

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 0 min

Surprise your Valentine this year with a dessert they’ll never forget, candy lollipops made with our Original Mashed Potatoes!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 1/4 - 2 1/2 cups sifted confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter pinch salt
  • 16 oz white confectionery coating (Candy Melts or Almond Bark)
  • 1/2 cup Valentine's Day heart sprinkles, jimmies, non-pareils
  • 16 paper Valentine's Day straws or lollipop sticks

Instructions

  1. Stir together the cold mashed potatoes, 2 1/4 cups confectioners sugar, peanut butter and a pinch of salt. If needed, add more confectioners sugar, about a tablespoon at a time, until you can easily roll the candy into balls.
  2. Scoop out 16 heaping tablespoonfuls of the candy and roll into balls.
  3. Melt the candy coating in the microwave. Heat on high power for 45 seconds. Let sit in microwave for a minute or two, then stir. Heat for 25 more seconds, let sit for a minute, then stir. If the wafers are not all melted, heat for 10 second increments, stirring after each until melted.
  4. Dip one end of each paper straw or lollipop stick into the melted candy coating before inserting it into a candy ball. Freeze the pops for 5 minutes until the candy coating hardens.
  5. Dip one peanut butter lollipop at a time into the candy coating. Remove the candy from the coating, allowing the excess to drip off.
  6. Sprinkle Valentine's Day jimmies, non-pareils, or heart sprinkles over the entire pop.
  7. Insert the end of each lollipop in a cake pop stand or a block of Styrofoam and allow the candy coating to dry.
  8. Notes: For a nice smooth candy, press the mashed potatoes through a fine mesh sieve to remove any chunks of potato. If your candy coating is thin, you may want to double dip your peanut butter pops. If needed while dipping the pops, reheat the candy coating for 10 second increments, stirring after each, until melted.

Nutritional Information

The action values may vary due to portion size, preparation of product, additional condiments and substitution of ingredients.

Allergen Information

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